Huge Group Calls for Temporary Pause on AI More Advanced Than GPT-4

An open letter, signed by over 1,100 artificial intelligence experts, CEOs, and researchers — including SpaceX CEO Elon Musk — is calling for a six-month moratorium on “AI experiments” that take the technology beyond a point where it’s more powerful than OpenAI’s recently released GPT-4 large language model. It’s a notable expression of concern by a veritable who’s who of some of the most clued-in minds working in the field of AI today, including researchers from Alphabet’s DeepMind and the “godfather of AI” Yoshua Bengio. “AI systems with human-competitive intelligence can pose profound risks to society and humanity, as shown by extensive research and acknowledged by top AI labs,” reads the letter, issued by the nonprofit organization Future of Life, adding that “advanced AI could represent a profound change in the history of life on Earth, and should be planned for and managed with commensurate care and resources.” “Unfortunately, this level of planning and management is not happening,” the letter continues, “even though recent months have seen AI labs locked in an out-of-control race to develop and deploy ever more powerful digital minds that no one — not even their creators — can understand, predict, or reliably control.” The letter questions whether we should allow AI to flood the internet with “propaganda and untruth” and take jobs away from humans. It also references OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s recent comments about artificial general intelligence, in which he argued that the company will use AGI to “benefit all of humanity,” sentiments that…Huge Group Calls for Temporary Pause on AI More Advanced Than GPT-4

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