In just two months, thousands of experts have called for AI to be paused, monitored and regulated. First, back in March, it was more than 30,000 people – led by Elon Musk, the co-fo...
In just two months, thousands of experts have called for AI to be paused, monitored and regulated. First, back in March, it was more than 30,000 people – led by Elon Musk, the co-founder of Tesla and Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple – who called for research into AI to be halted for six months. Then, Geofrrey Hinton – one of the fathers of this technology – left Google to be able to freely warn society about the risks. Shortly afterwards, Sam Altman – the CEO of OpenAI, the company that created ChatGPT – testified before Congress to say that “everything can go very wrong.” He’s now touring the world to warn about the epic dangers of the technology that his company makes.
As if this wasn’t enough, another manifesto – this one only consisting of 22 words – was published online on Tuesday, May 30: “Mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks such as pandemics and nuclear war.” Signed by 350 people, the first two signatories are Hinton and Yoshua Bengio… two winners of the 2018 Turing Prize (the “Nobel Prize” in computing) precisely for being the “fathers” of the AI revolution. Three other illustrious signatories are the leaders of today’s top AI companies: OpenAI’s Altman, Demis Hassabis of DeepMind (owned by Google) and Anthropic’s Daniel Amodei.