OpenAI, a leading AI research organisation, has developed the ChatGPT programme, which has become immensely popular for its ability to provide quick and comprehensive answers to a wide range of queries.
This consumer application is the quickest to reach over 100 million monthly active users in history
However, its fast expansion has sparked worries regarding its potential effects on employment, privacy, and safety.
Recently, an open letter signed by tech giants Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and others urged companies to pause the development of AI systems that are more powerful than GPT-4, which was released by OpenAI.
In response, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman addressed some of these concerns during his talk at MIT and confirmed that ChatGPT is not trying to train GPT-5
The open letter signed by Elon Musk and other researchers called for a halt in the development of AI systems that are more powerful than GPT-4, citing concerns about potential impacts on safety, privacy, and employment.
During his talk at MIT, Altman addressed some of these concerns and stated that the open letter overlooked significant technical nuances regarding where development should be paused.
Despite receiving the letter, he remained unconvinced and stated that it lacked technical nuance in the specific areas where a pause was necessary. He added, "We are not and won't be for some time."
Altman emphasized that the company's current focus is on addressing safety concerns associated with GPT-4 and other AI systems they are developing.
AI and Policy Changes:
Some people who study technology, including Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and Professor Stuart Russell, wrote a letter about AI. They talked about how AI can be dangerous and how people who make AI should deal with that.
Recently, countries like Italy have announced that they will be setting a common policy on privacy rules for AI by establishing a task force on ChatGPT.
Recently, Italy made a decision not to allow ChatGPT, and now Germany's person in charge of making sure people's data is protected might do the same thing.