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After the massive development that has started to enter the AI world, especially with the latest version of GBT Chat, American billionaire Elon Musk and a group of AI experts and executives have called, in an open letter, to stop for a period of six months from developing systems more powerful than the chat bot (Chat.GPT-4) recently released by OpenAI, citing the potential risks of such applications for society.
The letter from the Institute for the Future of Life, signed by more than 1,000 people, also notes that “strong AI systems should be developed only when we are confident that their effects will be positive and that their risks will be controlled.”
You can replace us
Further, he asked, “Should we allow machines to flood our media outlets with propaganda and lies?…Should we develop non-human minds that could outnumber us and eventually be smarter, surpass and replace us?”
“Such decisions should not be delegated to unelected tech leaders,” he added.
While the Transparency Record of the European Union has revealed that the main funders of this non-profit organization (Future of Life) are the Musk Foundation, the London-based Founders Pledge Group, as well as the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
No response from OpenAI
On the other hand, OpenAI has not yet responded to the open letter, which asked to halt the development of artificial intelligence systems until independent experts have worked out common security protocols.
Interestingly, Musk announced earlier this month that “AI makes him very nervous,” although he is a founder of the leading Open AI company and his company, Tesla, uses AI in systems of autonomous driving.
This message came after the Microsoft-backed OpenAI company revealed earlier this month (March 2023) the fourth version of the artificial intelligence program (GBT Chat), which won the admiration of users by engaging them in a conversation similar to human conversations. , helping them compose songs and summarize long documents.
It also came after the European Police Agency (Europol) warned on Monday of the danger of using the application in attempts at electronic fraud, spreading disinformation and cybercrime.