AI experts and policymakers released a statement Tuesday, warning that AI technology should be considered…
To bring light to the potential severe risks associated with artificial intelligence (AI), the Center for AI Safety released a statement Tuesday, signed by hundreds of tech executives and scholars, warning that AI technology should be considered a societal risk to all humanity.
“Mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks such as pandemics and nuclear war,” the succinct statement declared. The growing list of signatories includes tech executives of Google’s DeepMind, the ChatGPT developer OpenAI, and Microsoft, along with authors, professors, and scientists who are concerned over AI technology risks.
Sam Altman, who is CEO of the ChatGPT creator OpenAI, is a leader in AI technology. According to The Washington Post, “Altman and others have been at the forefront of the field, pushing new ‘generative’ AI to the masses, such as image generators and chatbots that can have humanlike conversations, summarize text and write computer code. OpenAI’s ChatGPT bot was the first to launch to the public in November, kicking off an arms race that led Microsoft and Google to launch their own versions earlier this year.”