Wozniak and Musk call for temporary halt to major AI experiments

Tech leaders want to put a stop to large experiments with AI due to the risks they carry for society

Technological leaders of the stature of Steve Wozniak, Jaan Tallinn or Elon Musk joined a petition that seeks to temporarily paralyze the great experiments with artificial intelligence (AI) due to the risks that they may entail for society.

More than 1,100 people have signed a petition calling for AI labs to “immediately stop training AI systems more powerful than GPT-4 for at least six months.”

Behind this request is the concern that the development of AI systems with human-competitive intelligence arouses, mainly due to the risks that they may pose to society and humanity, since they consider that their development is not being carried out with planning or management.

Precisely, they request that said stoppage in training be used to develop and implement a set of shared security protocols for the advanced design and development of AI”, which are audited and supervised by independent external experts.

This does not mean a pause in the development of AI in general, simply a step back from the perilous race towards increasingly large, unpredictable black box models with emerging capabilities.

They also highlight the need to work together with legislators, to advance in the development of solid AI governance systems, which, in addition to guaranteeing a safe development of this technology, allow its auditing and supervision and the monitoring of those responsible in case of leaks or damage, so that they can answer for them.

The open letter has the support of technology leaders such as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak; Tesla and SpaceX and Twitter CEO Elon Musk; Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn; and Stability AI CEO Emad Mostaque.

K. Tovar

Source: Forbes Argentina

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