Bill Ackman Argues AI-chatGPT Pause Allows “Bad Guys” to Catch Up: In response to a call by Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and other tech and AI specialists to halt further development of AI systems for six months, hedge fund investor Bill Ackman has warned that this will allow the “bad guys” time to catch up.
When more than a thousand people signed a petition urging that safety guidelines ought to be devised by independent overseers to guide the development of AI systems, Ackman, founder of Pershing Square Capital Management, made the comment.
Shutting down AI development for six months gives the bad guys six more months to catch up. Our enemies are working hard to develop their own @OpenAI. It would have been a mistake to delay the Manhattan Project and let the Nazis catch up. I don’t think we have a choice.
— Bill Ackman (@BillAckman) March 30, 2023
“Shutting down AI development for six months gives the bad guys six more months to catch up. Our enemies are working hard to develop their own @OpenAI, “Tweets from Ackman.
“It would have been a mistake to delay the Manhattan Project and let the Nazis catch up,” Furthermore, he said. “I don’t think we have a choice.”
Ai researchers are urged in the letter to“immediately pause for at least 6 months the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4.”
OpenAI’s GPT-4 is their most recent deep learning model, and they boast that it “exhibits human-level performance on various professional and academic benchmarks.”
The letter expresses concern that the new, powerful technologies being built in AI laboratories are beyond anyone’s ability to “understand, foresee, or reliably manage” at this time.
The undersigned group of IT specialists expresses concern about the potential for Ai-generated fake news to propagate propaganda and false information, as well as the prospect that Ai programs could outperform humans and make their employment obsolete.
According to a new analysis by Goldman Sachs analysts, the potential of AI to reproduce basic business functions might have an impact on as many as 300 million full-time employees.
According to their calculations, that means that 7 percent of the existing American workforce is vulnerable to automation.
According to the study, areas such as sales, business and financial services, architecture and engineering, and administrative support stand the most danger of automation.
“AI labs and independent experts should use this pause to jointly develop and implement a set of shared safety protocols for advanced AI design and development that are rigorously audited and overseen by independent outside experts,” according to the letter.
“In parallel, AI developers must work with policymakers to dramatically accelerate development of robust AI governance systems.”
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, was conspicuously absent among the letter’s signatories.