AI we are not ready for you

Big tech personalities send an open letter to OpenAI the studio behind all the AI revolution we are living it, asking the lab to slow down their work, because of the impact it might take upon humanity. The list of signees includes Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, SpaceX, Tesla, and Twitter CEO Elon Musk, Stability AI CEO Emad Mostaque, Executive Director of the Center for Humane Technology Tristan Harris and Yoshua Bengio, founder of AI research institute Mila. 

Future of Life Institute

The letter was release by the Future of Life Institute (FLI) which is a non-profit organization that aims to mitigate existential risks facing humanity, particularly those associated with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and nuclear weapons. Founded in 2014 by a group of scientists, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists, FLI has since grown to become a leading voice in the conversation around the responsible development of AI and the prevention of catastrophic nuclear war.

 

The main reason of the letter is that the “Contemporary AI systems are now becoming human-competitive at general tasks, and we must ask ourselves: Should we let machines flood our information channels with propaganda and untruth? Should we automate away all the jobs, including the fulfilling ones? Should we develop nonhuman minds that might eventually outnumber, outsmart, obsolete, and replace us? Should we risk loss of control of our civilization? Such decisions must not be delegated to unelected tech leaders. Powerful AI systems should be developed only once we are confident that their effects will be positive, and their risks will be manageable. This confidence must be well justified and increase with the magnitude of a system's potential effects. OpenAI's recent statement regarding artificial general intelligence, states that "At some point, it may be important to get independent review before starting to train future systems, and for the most advanced efforts to agree to limit the rate of growth of compute used for creating new models." We agree. That point is now.”

 

The raise of AI is being seen as a revolution that many erudite are comparing with the raise of the internet and is clear that much is need it to learn, and to regularize but the truth is that I believe no one will stop it, not even movement like the one supporting this letter.

 

If you believe that the AI labs must slowdown in theirs research you can sing the letter to, by this moment it has 1774 signs.