The last few days of chaos at OpenAI have illustrated some deeper chasms within the tech world about the future (and ethics) of artificial intelligence. That it seems to have ended with Sam Altman and his crew out of the company is only a resolution of OpenAI’s chaos, not those in the industry itself. Behind… Read More »
The success of ChatGPT (in winning attention, and $10 billion investment for its owners, OpenAI) has propelled us much further down the road of adoption — by companies, by users — and of acceptance.
I’m no Luddite, but I do feel it necessary to set off alarums. We are not about to be taken over by machines, but we are bypassing discussion about the dangers of what this AI might be used for. This is partly a problem of a lack of imagination, but also because the development of these tools cannot be in the hands of engineers alone.
We are asleep at the wheel when it comes to AI, partly because we have a very poor understanding of ourselves. We need to get better – fast 2023-01-27 Clarification: I refer to ChatGPT throughout but it would be more accurate to call the interaction as being with GPT-3, the underlying technology driving ChatGPT, which… Read More »