Elon Musk, co-founder of OpenAI – the company that makes ChatGPT, warns AI is one of the biggest risks to human civilization.
At the World Government Summit in Dubai this week, the US billionaire said AI technology has both positive and negative sides. According to him, Chat GPT has illustrated to everyone how advanced AI has become. Artificial intelligence has been around for a long time, but there is no universal user interface that people can use.
The US billionaire is also concerned about the dangers of AI, saying that this technology poses more risks to society than cars, planes, and drugs. While cars, airplanes, and drugs are subject to regulatory safety standards, there are not yet any regulations or rules to control AI development. Regulations can slow down AI development, he said, but for the better.
Previously, Musk had warned about the risk of uncontrolled AI development, even saying it was more dangerous than nuclear warheads. In 2020, he expressed fear that Google’s Deepmind AI technology will one day replace humans taking over the world.
In 2015, Musk and some famous figures in Silicon Valley such as Sam Altman, Reid Hoffman, Peter Theil jointly founded OpenAI, the company that created the ChatGPT phenomenon. Originally, this was an open source and non-profit organization. They focus on developing artificial intelligence to benefit humanity and counterbalance Google, thinking that the tech giant has not paid enough attention to the safety of AI.
However, in February 2018, he resigned as the company’s chairman to avoid a possible conflict when Tesla – the electric car company he is CEO of – also became more and more involved in the field of AI.
“Now OpenAI is a closed-source and for-profit company. I no longer have an open stake in OpenAI, nor am I on the board, do not control it in any way,” Musk said this week. This.
In 2019, Microsoft invested $1 billion in OpenAI. By 2020, Musk expressed displeasure when this startup licensed Microsoft to exclusively exploit GPT-3 super AI.
“This goes against the original open mission. OpenAI has basically been taken over by Microsoft,” Musk commented on Twitter in September 2020.
ChatGPT is an advanced AI technology powered by a large language model called GPT-3. This technology is programmed to recognize language and generate responses based on huge amounts of data. ChatGPT is triggering the AI war between Google and Microsoft.