Tech Companies Sign Open Letter Vowing to Mitigate AI Risks

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    Technology leaders, including OpenAI's Sam Altman, are joining forces with Ron Conway's open letter advocating for responsible AI development, aiming to balance profits with societal risks.

    In the tech industry's latest effort to advocate for the responsible development of artificial intelligence, OpenAI, Salesforce and other tech companies emphasize their “collective responsibility” to “maximize the benefits and reduce risks of AI” to society. signed an open letter to

    Risks brought by AI

    Since the release of ChatGPT last year and its rise to prominence in the AI ​​field, many in the industry have defended the technology's benefits while also raising concerns about its significant risks.

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    In May, Altman and other AI leaders signed a letter warning that artificial intelligence could lead to the extinction of humanity. A group of business executives said artificial intelligence technologies in development could one day become as dangerous to humanity as nuclear weapons or pandemics.

    by statement According to the Center for AI Safety, “Reducing the risk of AI extinction should be a global priority, alongside other society-wide risks such as pandemics and nuclear war.” More than 350 people working on AI executives, researchers, and engineers signed the letter. Executives from three top artificial intelligence companies signed the petition. Demis Hassabis, Google DeepMind CEO. Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI.

    Signatories of the statement include Yoshua Bengio and Jeffrey Hinton, two of the three researchers who won the Turing Award for their work on neural networks and are often referred to as the “godfathers” of modern AI. Includes prominent researchers. movement.

    The announcement comes at a time of growing concern about the potential drawbacks of artificial intelligence. Recent developments in so-called large-scale language models, a type of AI, suggest that artificial intelligence (AI) may soon be used on a large scale to spread misinformation and propaganda, or even hundreds of thousands of There are concerns that it could replace a million white-collar jobs. Systems utilized by ChatGPT and other chatbots.

    SV angel letter

    OpenAI CEO Sam Altman expressed his excitement about the spirit of the letter in a post on social media platform X. The letter was initiated by venture capitalist Ron Conway and his company SV Angel.

    According to Altman, “one of the biggest factors in improving people's quality of life” is advances in AI. The letter also names Hugging Face, Scale AI, and a number of other startups and technology companies as signatories.

    In the SV Angel Letter, the impact of AI is contrasted with the impact of other technological advances such as the printing press, the combustion engine, electricity, and the internet. As stated in the letter, “Human actions and thoughtfulness shape the balance of positive and negative impacts on humans.” “For both current and future generations, AI We all need to work together to make decisions that optimize the benefits and reduce the risks.'' However, the letter does not elaborate on how.

    The letter comes days after Elon Musk filed a lawsuit against artificial intelligence market leader OpenAI, alleging that the company violated its founding mission by prioritizing profits over the interests of humanity. . OpenAI said in an internal memo that it “firmly opposes” Musk's lawsuit.


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