Elon Musk, Tech Leaders Call for Pause on ‘Catastrophic’ AI Development
The growth of AI technology is going too far too quickly and dangerously — at least, according to tech giants Elon Musk and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak … who’ve joined a huge group of leaders asking developers to temporarily call it quits.
Musk, Wozniak and more than 1,100 others in the technology industry all signed an open letter from Future of Life Institute … calling out developers of AI software, because they might not be aware of the “catastrophic” risks that can come with it.
The concerned leaders call the rapid growth a “dangerous race,” and they’re asking labs to take a 6-month break to allow for further risk assessment on AI. They’re also asking the government to intervene if developers refuse to pause.
The signees go on to point out that competing AI labs are pushing hard to develop the best version out there, and might not be aware of what could come from it … with the eerie possibility that AI could soon no longer need human interference to make its own decisions.
Others standing with Musk and Wozniak are Andrew Yang, the co-founder of Pinterest, professors from across the nation, and loads of AI researchers.
Keep in mind, Elon co-founded the company OpenAI, which created ChatGPT … one of the leading AI programs currently available to the public. So, if HE wants to slow down AI, it’s gotta make you think.