Elon Musk Requests Emergency Pause on AI

Elon Musk Requests Emergency Pause on AI

(ConservativeInsider.org) – In December 2015, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who now also owns Twitter, helped launch OpenAI, what he thought would be an open-source nonprofit company to compete with Google. However, it has now morphed into a Microsoft-owned artificial intelligence robot that seems to have a mind of its own. In an open letter to all major tech companies running AI experiments, Musk joined numerous other leaders in the industry to ask for a pause on new AI systems.

The letter signed by Musk, posted on the website for the Future of Life Institute, calls for “AI labs to immediately pause for at least 6 months the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4,” which is OpenAI’s most recent update to its chatbot. The authors name multiple reasons for this request, including ensuring the future of AI has “positive” effects on society and “manageable” risks. The letter emphasized that AI does have a future, but it should be walked out with great care.

Musk’s signature is joined by many other famous names in Big Tech, including but not limited to:

  • Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak
  • Skype Co-founder Jaan Tallinn
  • Pinterest Co-founder Evan Sharp
  • Getty Images CEO Craig Peters

Right after Musk published this letter, the ethics group Center for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Policy asked the Federal Trade Commission to stop OpenAI from rolling out future versions of its AI chat robot because it is “biased, deceptive, and a risk to privacy and public safety.”

ChatGPT is only one of the numerous online discussion AI robots people can use these days. Others include Microsoft’s Bing chat search engine and YouChat, a new chatbot in its testing stages. As numerous companies put forward their own AI technologies, experts are understandably concerned that this tech could have a mind of its own and perhaps become a risk to society.

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