Citing concerns over the probable repercussion of the advancement of artificial intelligence, Elon Musk, along with experts and tech industry execs, are calling for a six-month hiatus to the creation of a more robust Artificial Intelligence (AI) than OpenAI’s recently newly GPT-4.

Backed by Microsoft, OpenAI revealed the 4th rendition of the Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) AI program earlier in the month, whose capability to mimic human-like creativity had impressed many users.

A letter issued by the Future of Life Institute cites how “powerful AI systems” must only be developed once the effects are sure to be positive and the risk attributed to them be made manageable.

Per the European Union’s transparency register, the aforementioned non-profit organization is primarily under the funding of the Musk Foundation in addition to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Founders Pledge.


Earlier in the month, a co-founder of OpenAI, Elon Musk, openly admitted how artificial intelligence “stresses” him out. 

Musk showed frustration over the fact that regulators were critical of any attempt to oversee the autopilot system and thus called for a regulatory body to guarantee that the development of AI is in line with the public interest.

Despite garnering support through more than 1,000 signatures, including Musk, other leaders in tech, such as OpenAI’s Chief Executive Sam Altman, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, were not on the list who made the signatures.

Via: The Telegraph

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