Musk calls for a break from AI — RT World News
More than 1,100 professionals agree that the race between researchers poses “profound risks for society and humanity”
More than 1,100 AI researchers, tech luminaries and other futurists have signed an open letter demanding a six-month moratorium on “giant AI experimentssince the text was published by the non-profit Future of Life Institute last week.
Notable signatories to the letter include Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and transhumanist historian Yuval Noah Harari.
The correspondence warns that “AI systems with human competitive intelligence can pose serious risks to society and humanity.” He also insists that rapidly changing technology should be “planned and managed with proportionate care and resources“, rather than allowing a “uncontrollable race to develop and deploy ever more powerful digital minds that no one – not even their creators – can reliably understand, predict or control.”
Rather than risk losing control of a potentially deadly technology, players in the AI field should “jointly develop and implement a set of shared security protocols for advanced AI design and development that are rigorously audited and overseen by independent external expertssuggests the institute, pausing development until those protocols are in place. Security “beyond a reasonable doubt“rather than innovation at all costs should be the goal,” he said.
“Powerful AI systems should only be developed once we are confident that their effects will be positive and their risks manageable.“, continues the letter, while the developers should refocus their energies on”make today’s powerful edge systems more accurate, secure, interpretable, transparent, robust, aligned, trustworthy and loyal.”
If developers can’t govern themselves, governments must step in, creating regulators that can rein in runaway systems, fund security research, and soften the economic blow when super-intelligent systems begin. seriously gobble up human jobs, the letter says.
Musk has long warned of the dangers of AI, predicting in 2020 that the Singularity – the moment when artificial intelligence eclipses that of humans – would arrive by 2025 and humans risk becoming the pets of humans. supercomputers. He originally proposed the Neuralink brain-computer interface as a tool to give humanity a competitive edge over AI.
The billionaire was also one of the founders of OpenAI, the company behind the great revolutionary ChatGPT language model. However, he left the company in 2018, dismissing it as a for-profit company co-opted by Microsoft. Musk’s rival (and Microsoft founder) Bill Gates, whose name was missing from the open letter on Wednesday, has embraced OpenAI, recently stating that “the era of AI has begun.“ChatGPT now powers Microsoft’s Bing search engine.
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