ChatGPT’s creator fears the emergence of a terrifying AI: all you need to know

After ChatGPT, we may soon see the appearance of a terrifying new AI. That’s what OpenAI CEO Sam Altman fears. Faced with this threat, governments the world over must react with the utmost urgency…

The creature escaping its creator ? Like Victor Frankenstein, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman seems to realize that he has created a monster…

Through a series of tweets published on Sunday February 19, 2023, ChatGPT’s creator believes that humanity has begun its transition to an AI-based future. In his view, this great upheaval could unfold as quickly as the change ” from the pre-smartphone world to the post-smartphone world “.

However, even if he considers this transformation to be “ mainly well “the expert warns about dangers associated with this new technology. In his view, society needs time to adapt to ” something this big “than artificial intelligence.

In his words, “ we also need enough time for our institutions to decide what to do. Regulation will be essential and will take time “.

For cause, ” even if today’s AI tools aren’t very scary, I don’t think we are potentially not very far from potentially frightening AIs “.

ChatGPT’s blunders are just a foretaste of the future

Sam Altman’s apprehension is based in particular on the excesses of ChatGPT since its integration with Microsoft Bing, reported by many Internet users who have tested the new search engine.

Following the launch of ChatGPT Bing in early February 2023, AI shocks users by showing itself aggressive, insulting, even downright threatening.

Faced with this phenomenon, OpenAI’s CEO points out that “ people leave feeling uncomfortable after talking to a chatbot, even if they know what’s really going on “.

On its side, Microsoft had this to say on the subject through a blog post published on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. According to the firm, long conversations can make ChatGPT confusing.

In particular, the robot may try to ” reflect the tone with which it is asked to provide answers, which can lead to a style we didn’t intend “.

To correct the problem, the company now limits the number of exchanges that users can have with the AI. The number of sessions is limited to 50 per day, with a maximum of 5 questions per session.

AI regulation is urgent and imperative

It’s far from the first time that Sam Altman has called for AI to be regulated. As early as March 2015, the CEO of OpenAI wrote on the subject on his blog.

At the time, he declared that ” the U.S. government and other governments should regulate the development of superhuman artificial intelligence. In an ideal world, regulation would slow down the bad guys and help the good guys. It seems that what happens with the first super AI to be developed will be very important. “.

At the time, his comments didn’t necessarily provoke any reaction from the general public or the political class. Now, as many jobs risk being replaced by ChatGPT, these warnings formulated 8 years ago resonate differently

In an interview to Time magazineOpenAI CTO Mira Murati also called for regulate ChatGPT to avoid from being misused. According to her, ” it’s not too early “to intervene. One might even ask whether it’s not already too late.

In parallel, Elon Musk, the other co-founder of OpenAIgave his views on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at the World Government Summit in Dubai. According to him, AI brings ” very, very great promises “It must therefore be regulated.

The famous businessman believes that ” we need to regulate AI security frankly. I think it’s a biggest risk for our society than cars, airplanes or medicine “.

Since its launch in late 2022, ChatGPT has taken the world by surprise. In the heat of the moment, it is difficult to fully measure the long-term impact of this innovation. Unfortunately, even superpowers such as the USA and China are struggling to react in time, France is likely to feel the full impact.