Musk and others urge AI pause, citing 'risks to society'

Powerful AI systems should be developed only once we are confident that their effects will be positive and their risks will be manageable

Mar 31, 2023

Elon Musk and a group of artificial intelligence experts and industry executives are calling for a six-month pause in developing systems more powerful than OpenAI's newly launched GPT-4, in an open letter citing potential risks to society.

Key takeaways

  • Earlier this month, the fourth version of Open AI's GPT program was released, which can engage with users in human-like conversation;
  • The open letter urging the pause was signed by more than 1,000 people, including some big names in AI;
  • EU police force Europol warned about the potential misuse of the system in phishing, disinformation and cybercrime.

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