OpenAI CEO makes confusing predictions about ChatGPT23. February 2023
OpenAI CEO makes confusing predictions about ChatGPT
San Francisco, 2/23/2023
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, claims that a world deeply entrenched in AI is likely “to happen pretty quickly,” with tools that can make people more productive, smarter, healthier, and more fun.
Despite the benefits, Altman acknowledged that serious challenges will come with AI adoption and “regulation will be key.”
Altman shared the thoughts in a thread posted to Twitter over the weekend.
The CEO and former president of Y Combinator said he believes the transition to greater AI integration will be “best” and potentially quick compared to the transition to global smartphone adoption.
While it’s tempting to move quickly, “society needs time to adjust to something this big,” he wrote of AI.
Challenges include bias and people’s concerns about feeling “unsafe” after communicating with a chatbot. He cited the example of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which by default shouldn’t be for or against political ideologies, he noted.
OpenAI believes demonstrating AI tools to humans should be done early, even if they’re still “a bit broken,” so that enough input and effort can be made to “get it right,” he said.
Meanwhile, regulators will need time to figure out how to fix AI’s shortcomings.
While today’s current-gen AI tools aren’t all that scary, “I think we might not be that far from potentially scary ones,” he wrote.