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An open letter asks for a pause in advanced AI development.
Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and Andrew Yang are all among those who’ve signed an open letter urging for a slowdown in the development of AI technology. The letter warns of the danger that they believe advanced AI poses to humanity. (But some critics disagree.)
The letter begins by asserting that “powerful AI systems should be developed only once we are confident that their effects will be positive and their risks will be manageable.“ The letter calls for a pause of at least six months on the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4. The letter emphasizes that this pause should be used for development of existing AI interfaces, to make them “more accurate, safe, interpretable, transparent, robust, aligned, trustworthy, and loyal.” Also considered is a need for AI developers to work with policymakers to implement regulations on AI. Dark Reading reports that even proponents of AI development, like the chief executive of OpenAI, shared concerns about “AI's ability to both spread disinformation and launch cyberattacks.” For more on the letter (and its critics), see CyberWire Pro.