When questioned about the worst outcome in the future he said that these technologies could spread vast amounts of misinformation.
Founder of ChatGPT Sam Altman warned that the artificial intelligence application can have some adverse consequences and that society should be very careful with such technology.
“We’ve got to be cautious here. I think it doesn’t work to do all this in a lab. You have got to get these products out into the world and make contact with reality. Make the mistakes when stakes are low. But all of that said, I think people should be happy that we are a little bit scared of this,” Altman was quoted as saying by media reports.
ChatGPT or Conversational Generative Pre-trained Transformer is a large-scale language model that was created by OpenAI. It’s an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can assist users with replies that are exactly like how a human responds, thanks to the huge amount of natural language questions or prompts.
When questioned about the worst outcome in the future he said that these technologies could spread the vast amounts of misinformation.
“One thing I’m particularly worried that these models could be used for large-scale disinformation,” Altman said. “Now that they’re getting better at writing computer code, [they] could be used for offensive cyber-attacks.” He, however, said the technology could also be “the greatest humanity has yet developed”.
ARK Invest’s Chief Futurist Brett Winton, shortly after the latest version of GPT-4 was launched, said it’s performance on human benchmarks was rather impressive. Altman’s warning comes just days after OpenAI released the latest version of its language AI model, GPT-4.
“GPT-3.5 scored 10th percentile on the bar exam, GPT-4 hits the 90th percentile. On BC calculus it got the equivalent of a 3, good for college credit at 75% of colleges,” he said, sharing a graph comparing the performance of GPT-3 with GPT-4.
In reply to the tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, one of the first investors in OpenAI, said
“What will be left for us humans to do? We better get a move on with Neuralink!” In February this year, Musk warned that AI was one of the biggest risks to the future of civilization. “It’s both positive or negative and has great, great promise, great capability,” Musk said at the World Government Summit in Dubai, UAE. He also stressed that “with that comes great danger”.
In December last year, Musk said there was no regulatory oversight of AI, “which is a *major* problem. I’ve been calling for AI safety regulation for over a decade!”
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