Altman joins a number of prominent figures, including Elon Musk and Stuart Russell, in emphasizing the need for careful research and caution in the development of artificial intelligence. The letter highlights the importance of ensuring AI systems are designed with safety and security in mind, as well as the need for international cooperation to address the global challenges posed by AI
Tech entrepreneur and CEO of OpenAI, Sam Altman, recently adopted a new open letter regarding the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI). The letter sets itself apart by presenting a unique perspective on the potential extinction risks posed by artificial intelligence technology.
Altman joins a number of prominent figures, including Elon Musk and Stuart Russell, in emphasizing the need for careful research and caution in the development of artificial intelligence. The letter highlights the importance of ensuring AI systems are designed with safety and security in mind, as well as the need for international cooperation to address the global challenges posed by AI.
This is a very short message - 22 words (in English) in total, issued by the Center for the Safety of Artificial Intelligence. Its harvester is designed with the aim of bringing as broad an agreement as possible on its content. To put it another way: "Reducing the risk of extinction in artificial intelligence should be a global priority, alongside other risks to society such as epidemics and nuclear war."
The introduction to the petition reads: “Artificial intelligence experts, journalists, policy makers and the public are increasingly discussing the wide range of important and urgent risks that AI brings. Nevertheless, it is difficult to express concerns about some of the most serious risks of advanced AI tools. The purpose of this statement is to overcome this obstacle and open a discussion. Another of its goals is to bring to the public's attention that a growing number of experts and public figures are taking the most serious risks of advanced AI tools seriously."
In addition to Altman, the petition was signed by many experts in their field and among them Demis Hasabis, CEO Deepmind, the AI lab of Google; And two of the three winners of the Turing Award in 2018 for their discoveries in the field of artificial intelligence - Jeffrey Hinton וJoshua Bengio. their partner for winning, Jan Lachon, who currently serves as the chief scientist for the worlds of artificial intelligence bMeta, did not sign the petition.
The letter also highlights three key aspects that differentiate it from previous warnings: a greater sense of urgency, a focus on policy and regulation, and an emphasis on collaborations. The signatories believe that artificial intelligence poses significant risks that require immediate attention and action, and is not seen as a distant concern.
In terms of policy and regulation, the letter calls for proactive steps to reduce the dangers of AI. It emphasizes the need for international cooperation to establish a framework that ensures the responsible and ethical development, deployment and governance of AI technology.
The collaborative approach presented in the letter aims to foster collaboration between countries, researchers and industry leaders. By sharing knowledge and resources, the signatories seek to address the global impact of AI and work together towards responsible AI development.
Altman's support in this open letter adds weight to the growing group of voices calling for the safety of AI to be prioritized over the speed of its implementation. As an influential figure in the technology industry, Altman's endorsement is expected to further stir the ongoing debates surrounding the potential risks of artificial intelligence and the need for comprehensive measures to prevent catastrophic outcomes.
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