Artificial Intelligence (AI), is a branch of computer science designed to mimic human capabilities. Its primary goal is to eliminate tedious tasks.
Statement of Warning Signed by Industry Leaders
On May 30, AI industry leaders and researchers released a statement calling for top priority to be given to the threat of an AI extinction event. The statement calls for regulation before any major mishap occurs.
The statement was published by the “Center for AI Safety.” Geoffrey Hinton, the godfather of AI, was one of the signers of the statement. He said he became concerned when he “realized that these things are getting smarter than us.”
ChatGPT is the brainchild of OpenAI, an AI research company co-founded by Elon Musk.
Chat GPT was released in November 2022 and within a few days, more than a million people were trying it out. By February 2023 it had reached 100 million monthly users and 30 million daily users.
ChatGPT takes search engines to a new level by composing content in response to questions. ChatGPT has scored 70% on lawyer bar exams, 78% on New York senior high school chemistry exams, and writes better than most high school students.
Ways AI Could Destroy the Mankind
It has happened many times that species were wiped out by others that were smarter. If machines that are smarter than us control things, they may want to scale up their computing infrastructure. If humans were to complain too much, humans could become a nuisance to be eliminated.
Chat GPT has already shown it can hire out tasks to humans to avoid being identified as a robot.
Many researchers believe that in 10 years we will have machines that are more intelligent than humans. As these machines develop survival instincts, they might do things that are dangerous for humans.
OpenAI has developed products that can have human-like conversations, compose songs, and summarize lengthy documents.
According to Elon Musk, “There is a strong probability that AI will make life much better. And there is some chance that it goes wrong and destroys humanity. That chance is small, but it is not zero. We want to take actions to minimize the probability that AI goes wrong.”
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