A public statement calling for a 6-month halt to the development of advanced AI has been signed by Elon Musk and 1,125 others, including AI professionals. The letter, written by the nonprofit Future of Life Institute, urged AI research facilities to stop using any machine learning algorithms that are more potent than OpenAI‘s GPT-4, which was introduced earlier this month. Governments were urged in the letter to intervene and establish a moratorium if the pause cannot be enacted swiftly.
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The news was covered by Reuters and numerous other publications. A strong AI system should only be created “after we are convinced that its impacts will be positive and its hazards will be manageable,” the non-profit organization warned. It listed possible dangers to people and society, such as the spread of false information and massive employment automation.
The letter requested AI businesses to establish and put into practice a set of standard safety procedures for AI research that would be monitored by impartial experts. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Stability AI CEO Emad Mostaque, DeepMind researchers, and well-known AI experts are among the other signatories of the letter. Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, hadn’t signed the document as of the time of publication.
It was claimed in the letter that AI labs were engaged in an out-of-control rush to create and deploy potent technology. Several other businesses appear to have begun developing a variety of AI products in response to the introduction of OpenAI’s popular chatbot ChatGPT. GPT-4, the most recent product from OpenAI, has been praised for being smarter and more imaginative than its well-liked predecessor.
The new technology, according to Altman, can pass the bar exam and receive a 5 on a number of AP tests.
According to the open letter from the Future of Life Institute, the six-month break is not for the advancement of general AI but rather a step back from the hazardous race. Insider contacted OpenAI for comment after regular business hours, but they did not react right away.