Sam Altman Worries AI Could Go "Horribly Wrong"

Nightmare of the Bot-tom Is AI keeping you up at night? Well, you’re not alone: Sam Altman, CEO of the multi-billion dollar ChatGPT-developer OpenAI, has been losing sleep over the scary tech, too. At the World Governments Summit in Dubai, Altman, speaking via video call, said he fears that things could go “horribly wrong” with AI — even without any ill intent involved. He suggested that these consequences, if allowed to play out, could be mundane and “subtle.” “There’s some things in there that are easy to imagine where things really go wrong. And I’m not that interested in the killer robots walking on the street direction of things going wrong,” Altman said, as quoted by the Associated Press. “I’m much more interested in the very subtle societal misalignments where we just have these systems out in society and through no particular ill intention, things just go horribly wrong.” Global Body Echoing a growing sentiment in the tech sector, Altman took the opportunity to call for an international body to regulate AI, comparing such an initiative to what the International Atomic Energy Agency does for nuclear power. If we’re going to do this right, the CEO believes, the industry shouldn’t be left to regulate itself. “We’re still in the stage of a lot of discussion,” Altman said, per the AP. “I think we’re still at a time where debate is needed and healthy, but at some point in the next few years, I think we have to move towards an…Sam Altman Worries AI Could Go "Horribly Wrong"

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