(ConcernedPatriot.com) – 1,000 AI specialists, including Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Twitter, and Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, have demanded a temporary halt to AI technology advancement until safety measures can be implemented.
More than 1,000 AI professionals and IT executives have signed an open letter calling for a temporary halt to the development of advanced AI systems, according to Forbes.
NEW – Elon Musk & Tech Leaders Call for a Pause on Advanced AI Systems Citing 'Risks to Society'
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This list includes industry heavyweights like Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak. The Future of Life Institute issued the letter to establish tighter governance and standard safety measures, arguing for a moratorium on AI systems more formidable than OpenAI’s GPT-4 for at least six months.
The Future of Life Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to guiding transformational technology toward increasing life and lowering severe risks, made the letter feasible to publish.
Among the signatories are prominent researchers from Google-owned DeepMind and well-known experts in machine learning, including Yoshua Bengio and Stuart Russell.
The open letter calls on independent experts and AI labs to collaborate on developing and implementing standard safety rules for the design and development of sophisticated AI.
These protocols would be strictly reviewed and monitored by outside specialists not linked with the company to ensure that AI systems complying with them are risk-free.
The signatories emphasize that the suggested pause is not an overall stop to AI development but rather a brief retreat from the risky race toward ever-more unexpected black-box models with emerging capabilities.
The letter calls for the development of more robust governance mechanisms and the adoption of safety measures.
These systems should incorporate new regulatory organizations devoted to AI oversight, tracking, provenance, and watermarking technologies to help discern between accurate and false information and track model leaks.
The experts advise boosting public support for technical research on AI safety and holding vendors liable for AI-related harm.
The open letter does express a general uneasiness about AI technologies. It enhances the need for more stringent regulation, even though it is unlikely to achieve all its objectives.
The writers of the letter argue that just as society has previously stopped the development of other technologies that might have terrible effects, AI development should also be stopped immediately.
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