OpenAI’s Chief Scientist Worried AGI Will Treat Us Like Animals

Big Changes Back when OpenAI was only a household name in the San Francisco Bay area, cofounder and chief scientist Ilya Sutskever warned that the technology his company was building was going to change the world — and not, perhaps, in a manner that benefits humans. “AI is a great thing, because AI will solve all the problems that we have today,” Sutskever told documentarian Tonje Hessen Schei in a new mini-documentary released by The Guardian. “It will solve employment, it will solve disease, it will solve poverty. But it will also create new problems.” Recorded between the years 2016 and 2019, Schei’s short film about one of the AI industry’s most inscrutable figures explores his frame of mind at the time OpenAI was building the tech that provides the groundwork for the now-viral ChatGPT. It’s clear that even before the firm veritably changed the world, the people constructing its AI knew that what they were making was going to be revolutionary — and were already grappling with its implications. AGI Daze In this new short film, Sutskever seemed awfully sanguine about the potential for artificial general intelligence, or AGI, to be attained fairly soon. Though definitions differ, the OpenAI co-founder described AGI as a “computer system that can do any job, or any task that a human does, but only better.” Though he doesn’t mention it directly, the machine learning expert who claimed early in 2022 that some LLMs may be “slightly conscious” espoused the tenets of AI alignment,…OpenAI’s Chief Scientist Worried AGI Will Treat Us Like Animals

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