OpenAI CEO, Sam Altman, has warned of “scary moments” and “significant disruptions” as artificial intelligence developers rush to create human-level systems, known as Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). He believes that AGI will be the next major technological breakthrough, offering “amazing” upsides but also major challenges. The ChatGPT AI chatbot created by OpenAI recently made headlines for its impressive ability to generate human-like responses, but Altman sees it as just the beginning and says that the arrival of AGI will completely dwarf it.
The team at OpenAI is aware of the potential problems that may arise with AGI and are working to ensure that the technology is safe and beneficial for all users. AGI development and deployment has sparked concerns from other tech companies like Google and Microsoft, as well as OpenAI co-founder, Elon Musk, about the risks of releasing such technology on a wide scale. The potential risks, such as inbuilt biases and misinformation, are real and OpenAI is determined to anticipate and mitigate these challenges as they move forward with AGI development.
The team at OpenAI is taking a proactive approach to developing AGI and preparing for its eventual widespread deployment. They will be running a very tight feedback loop for improvement and trying to make their mistakes while the stakes are still low. OpenAI plans to release a new version of ChatGPT, called GPT-4, in 2023. This will give the team more time to learn and improve upon the current technology, and anticipate any potential issues that may arise with AGI. OpenAI is aware that there are significant challenges ahead, but they are determined to overcome them to reap the benefits of this exciting new technology.