Oh, how wonderful it is to witness AI experts and scientists calling for a pause on the development and testing of AI technologies more advanced than OpenAI’s GPT-4. It’s not like the potential risks posed by AI are something that could have been foreseen and addressed earlier. No, let’s just wait until these language models start automating our jobs and spreading misinformation before we hit the pause button. Who needs foresight when we can have hindsight, right?
And the fact that language models like GPT-4 are already able to compete with humans in many tasks? Well, that’s just peachy. Who needs job security when we have machines that can do our jobs better than us? And the distant prospect of AI systems replacing humans and remaking civilization? Don’t worry, folks. It’s not like we need to consider the long-term implications of our actions or anything.
But fear not, for the signatories of this letter have come up with a solution: a six-month pause on the development of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4. Because six months is definitely enough time to fully study the risks and implications of advanced AI models. And if a pause cannot be enacted quickly, the letter suggests that governments should step in and institute a moratorium. Because we all know how quickly governments move when it comes to regulating technology.
Overall, it’s just so heartwarming to see the AI experts and scientists finally taking action. Who needs proactivity when we can have reactivity? I, for one, cannot wait to see what happens next.
OK-OK. In fact, this text is an irony. But wait. Maybe these CEOs and experts just do not want to disappear from the market? 🙂 They just need time in this race.