Impossible to miss the highly publicized appearance of artificial intelligence (AI) ChatGPT. A technology insinuating itself into all areas, until it was recently tested by Coinbase as a tool for evaluating its new cryptocurrencies. With the key to a real frantic race for development in order to remain – or become – the leader in this sector.
And indeed, the recently launched ChatGPT-4 version already offers performances presented as 10 times superior to its initial model dated only a few months. At the same time, other companies are promising even more powerful AI systems. This is why a collective of technological leaders, such as Elon Musk or Steve Wozniak, and researchers are sounding the alarm to “immediately suspend” this development.
AI – “A profound change in the history of life on Earth”
The time for surprise and wonder seems already over. And it is now the legitimate caution which seems to take hold of some 1377 actors and scientists about the uncontrolled emergence of this artificial intelligence.
Tools presented by the American think tank Future of Life Institute (FOLI) as “ever more powerful digital minds that no one – not even their creators – can reliably understand, predict or control. ” This in the context of an open letter published a few days ago whose title is unequivocal: ” Pausing giant AI experiments. »
« AI systems with competitive human intelligence can pose serious risks to society and humanity, as shown by extensive research and recognized by top AI labs. “(It) could represent a profound change in the history of life on Earth, and should be planned and managed with commensurate care and resources. Unfortunately, this level of planning and management does not occur«
Future of Life Institute (FOLI)
Because it is not a question of definitively stopping the evolution of artificial intelligence, but of take the time to pause to think about it. With as line not to cross for the moment, a new update of ChatGPT and other projects. This is to try to estimate the true impact of systems “now competitive for humans in general tasks (…) including fulfilling ones. But also the risk of seeing these “machines flood our information channels with propaganda and of untruth. »
IA – “We will act as if these risks were real”
A widely commented and sometimes downgraded petition, essentially to monitor the development of weapon systems with artificial intelligence (everyone has seen Terminator). And a situation that Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz finds simply shocking. Because he doesn’t understand why we talk as much about cryptocurrency regulation and absolutely not about AI regulation. “The question is asked…
Be that as it may, this desire to curb the development of artificial intelligence cannot be too simply summed up as a whim of opponents of this technology. Indeed even Sam Altman, founder of the OpenAI company behind ChatGPT, talks abouta “gradual transition. » Because an uncontrolled deployment of AI could pose “a serious risk of misuse, dramatic accidents and societal disruption” if things are not done “correctly. And more particularly still within the framework of artificial general intelligence (AGI) intended to allow representation of human cognitive abilities in software.
« As our systems move closer to AGI, we are becoming more careful in building and deploying our models. Our decisions will require far more caution than society usually applies to new technologies, and more caution than many users would like. Some people in the AI field think the risks of AGI are fictitious; we’d love it if they were right, but we’ll act like those risks are reals »
A race forward, even “gradual”, that the Future of Life Institute (FOLI) collective wishes all the same to even put on hold in a “public and verifiable” way. And if it could not be obtained in this way, imposed by governments with the promulgation of a moratorium official. Because one should not “rush unprepared into a fall. »
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