Billionaire innovator Elon Musk might not be the left’s favorite person at the moment. But nobody can deny his tremendous influence in the tech world and American culture. Musk made waves when he bought Twitter–and exposed the previous owners’ corrupt dealings with Democrats in the federal government.
But Musk continues to lead the way on issues that will impact most Americans, and most people around the world. For years, he’s raised the alarm over an emergent technology. This technology has the potential of eliminating hundreds of thousands of jobs–putting millions out of work. And that’s just for starters. So, Musk and a group of tech leaders issued a major warning.
Elon Musk has sounded the alarm on the rate of growth of AI technology.
According to Reuters, Musk, along with tech heavyweights like Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn, Stability AI CEO Emad Mostaque and the godfather of AI, Yoshua Bengio, plus over 1000 other experts in the field of AI, has signed a 600 word letter released by the non-profit Future of Life.
The open letter calls for a 6 month pause in the training of any systems more powerful than GPT-4 citing potential risks to society and humanity. [Source: The Post Millennial]
Musk and others are calling for a six-month pause in developing AI systems, saying they pose a “risk” to humanity and society. Musk believes that, at the moment, AI systems are being developed at a rapid pace, with nobody providing oversight or accountability.
The consequences to human life could be catastrophic. So, Musk is calling for regulation. And now, Congress appears to be scrambling to action.
Lawmakers in the highly-polarized 118th Congress appear to be finding some common ground with regard to artificial intelligence (AI). Several have indicated they would like to see some kind of regulation to rein in the fast-moving sector on the heels of a stunning warning from tech industry leaders. [Source: Fox News]
After Musk raised his alarm on AI, congressional leaders are beginning to take steps to decide what to do. Sadly, the idiots in Washington are woefully ignorant on the scope and influence of AI. These career politicians do not have the training or expertise necessary to make the right decisions regarding AI.
If they had any brains at all, they would impose heavy regulations on the use and development of AI systems. No AI should be openly available to the public; already students are using AI to cheat, making traditional schooling obsolete. AI systems can be reserved for advanced fields, to ensure they are not abused.
Of any technology we’ve seen developed in the last 100 years, AI has the most potential to hurt humanity in endless ways. It will require hard work from our lawmakers to establish strict policies on this technology. As it is, we have nothing. No limits to how AI can infiltrate and interfere in human society.
If we don’t do anything now, we’re in big trouble.
Author: Kit Fargo