Artificial Intelligence, Stop Or Move On?

Mr. Sam Altman – CEO of technology company OpenAI testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on the supervision of artificial intelligence (AI) once again shocking the technology world. While the debate about AI development is very hot on a global scale.

AI is a controversial breakthrough

Testifying before the US Senate Judiciary Committee, Mr. Sam Altman said: “We think that regulatory intervention by the government is of course important. The US government, for example, could consider a combination of licensing and testing requirements to develop and release AI models.”

This is considered an initial concession of OpenAI, when Professor Gary Marcus (New York University, USA) said: “We are facing corporate irresponsibility, widespread implementation, lack of fully regulated and unreliable as AI is proving to be one of the most world-changing technologies ever.”

Ms. Christina Montgomery – Director of Privacy (IBM Company, USA), “the era of AI will grow very fast and break everything. What we need at this critical time is clear policy and reasonable safeguards.”

ChatGPT is growing incredibly fast, despite the caveats. According to CNN, the White House has listed a series of risks from the AI tool such as: Misinformation undermining democracy, job losses due to increasing automation, or the threat of AI-powered malicious hacking.

According to Foxbusiness, the US has launched a $140 million plan to set up seven new AI research institutes, requiring government agencies to draft guidelines for the safe use of AI. Meanwhile, European officials said that in 2023, a law on AI will be enacted.

With AI developers, including Microsoft co-founder – billionaire Bill Gates has spoken out to “defend their jobs” after an open letter signed by billionaire Elon Musk and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak: Calls for a 6-month pause with the OpenAI AI training system.

The letter, with more than 13,500 signatures, expressed concern that it was a “dangerous race” to develop programs like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Microsoft’s BingAI chatbots and Alphabet’s Bard can have “negative consequences if left unchecked”.

Many AI experts have raised another problem: Pausing research can stifle progress in a fast-growing industry and allow authoritarian groups to develop their own AI systems and surpass. Richard Socher, an AI researcher and CEO of AI-powered search engine startup, said highlighting potential AI threats could encourage bad actors to use this technology for nefarious purposes.

However, Stuart Russell, a computer scientist at the University of Berkeley and a leading AI researcher who co-signed the open letter, said that despite the difficulties, efforts to prevent it need to be made before technology goes any further. Russell quotes billionaire Bill Gates (who speaks out in favor of AI) himself telling the BBC in 2015 that “once you start making machines that rival and surpass humans in intelligence, we It will be very difficult to survive.”

Although there is still a tug-of-war between the two sides (for or not for AI), so far the non-supporting “side” seems to have prevailed. That is “guaranteed” when pioneering artificial intelligence (AI) scientist Geoffrey Hinton declared: Artificial intelligence may pose a more urgent threat than climate change. Mr. Hinton expressed concern that soon, thanks to “generating”, AI will achieve higher intelligence than humans and take control of the planet.

Talking about intelligent robots that have been and continue to appear in many areas of life, Hinton and his team of scientists who support him argue that they do not affect at all if humans control them rather than being controlled by humans, not opposite. Scientists who are anti-AI also argue that (e.g. ChatGPT) has limitless ability to process information without knowing right from wrong, so it is more likely that humans will ” hastily accept the misinformation without thinking.”

“Right now we need to worry that anything can be answered by AI, which means destroying the development of human thinking. The untapped brain due to dependence on machines means that we have easily denied the development of human intelligence in order to have a world as advanced as it is today” – Dr. Lankeff Lee, a AI technology expert spoke out in support of Mr. Geoffrey Hinton.

On May 17, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman told a group of US congressmen about his biggest fear when his company OpenAI develops artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, that when OpenAI develops… development will generate potential negative side if not managed properly. “My worst fear is that we’re going to have serious consequences for the world. Therefore, it’s necessary to control its path,” Altman said, though, like all Technological revolutions will have a significant impact on employment, but exactly how that impact is difficult to predict.