The CEO of OpenAI, the company that developed ChatGPT, says that artificial intelligence technology could cause “significant harm” to humanity. Sam Altman had urged the ruling class to establish regulations for artificial intelligence.
During a five-hour hearing at the Senate Judiciary Committee, Altman repeatedly warned on Tuesday that the technology “could go quite wrong,” and likened the advent of AI programs to the invention of the printing press.
The ChatGPT inventor was grilled on the potential dangers of AI chatbots and their ability to reshape human history. Altman admitted that his worst fear is that “significant harm” could be caused by the technology, according to a report by RT. “If this technology goes wrong, it could go quite wrong, and we want to be vocal about that,” he said, adding that OpenAI is seeking to “work with the government to prevent that from happening.”
Considering the government is nothing more than masters intent upon retaining power over the slave class, anything they do won’t be helpful to humanity with regard to AI.
Altman stated that AI’s powers of persuasion were one of his “greatest areas of concern,” insisting that significant work must be done to regulate the technology ahead of the 2024 US presidential election. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut noted the potential dangers posed by AI to the job market, calling it “the biggest nightmare” facing the public.
Other than the government, AI is likely a big nightmare humans should be concerned about.
Earlier this month, the “godfather of AI” Geoffrey Hinton warned that the advent of artificial intelligence posed a “more urgent” threat to humanity than climate change. Other tech industry leaders, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, also co-signed an open letter in March warning of the potential ramifications of an unregulated AI arms race. They called on Silicon Valley to impose a six-month pause in the development of the technology. –RT
Altman also admitted that some professions would eventually be automated out of existence, but argued that new jobs would also be created as the technology progresses. At the end of the day, the consensus has been that AI will do far more harm to humanity than any good; like all ruling classes.