ChatGPT Should Be Put On Pause According to Tech Leaders


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Because of the rapid development of ChatGPT and other similar AI programs, many tech leaders, including Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, Twitter, and SpaceX, and Emad Mostaque, CEO of Stability AI, among others, warned against its unchecked propagation.

ChatGPT Petition for Suspension


A petition is currently being pushed to suspend AI programs (minimum of 6 months) that are more capable than the GPT-4 version of OpenAI’s ChatGPT system. This letter was signed by tech leaders including Emad Mostaque, CEO of Stability AI, leading AI researchers Stuart Russell and Gary Marcus, and Turing Prize-winning AI pioneer Yoshua Bengio, Steve Wozniak, former US Presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Rachel Bronson, President of The Atomic Scientists and Elon Musk.

The petition says: 

“We call on all AI labs to immediately pause for at least 6 months the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4. This pause should be public and verifiable and include all key actors. If such a pause cannot be enacted quickly, governments should step in and institute a moratorium. Recent months have seen AI labs locked in an out-of-control race to develop and deploy ever more powerful digital minds that no one – not even their creators – can understand, predict, or reliably control.”

In addition, the letter further mentions that lately, a number of AI laboratories have been pushing the development of stronger AI that may be more powerful than ChatGPT/GPT-4, despite the fact that no one can understand artificial intelligence, much alone anticipate how it will impact society in the long run.

Some questions that were raised in the letter include the following:

  • How will social media companies handle AI systems that are used in spreading false news/information?
  • Will automating jobs be beneficial for humanity?
  • Can we risk losing our control of society to AI?
  • Should we continue to develop these kinds of programs which can, in the long run, outnumber and outperform humans?


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