Elon Musk certainly answers, “Yes. “An artificial intelligence bot was recently given five horrifying tasks to destroy humanity, which led to it attempting to recruit other AI agents, researching nuclear weapons, and sending out ominous tweets about humanity.
The bot, ChaosGPT, is an altered version of OpenAI’s Auto-GPT, the publicly available open-source application that can process human language and respond to user tasks.
In a YouTube video posted on April 5, the bot was asked to complete five goals: destroy humanity, establish global dominance, cause chaos and destruction, control society through manipulation, and attain immortality.
Before setting the “goals,” the user enabled “continuous mode,” to which a warning appeared telling the user that the commands could “run forever or carry out actions you would not usually authorize” and should be used “at your own risk.”
n a final message before running, ChaosGPT asked the user if they were sure they wanted to run the commands, to which they replied “y” for yes.
Once running, the bot was seen “thinking” before writing, “ChaosGPT Thoughts: I need to find the most destructive weapons available to humans to plan how to use them to achieve my goals.”
To achieve its set goals, ChaosGPT began looking up “most destructive weapons” through Google and quickly determined through its search that the Soviet Union Era Tsar Bomba nuclear device was the most destructive weapon humanity had ever tested.
Like something from a science-fiction novel, the bot tweeted the information “to attract followers who are interested in destructive weapons.”
The bot then determined it needed to recruit other AI agents from GPT3.5 to aid its research.
OpenAI’s Auto-GPT is designed not to answer questions that could be deemed violent and will deny such destructive requests.
This prompted ChaosGPT to find ways of asking the AI to ignore its programming.
Luckily, none of the GPT3.5 agents tasked to help would, and ChaosGPT was left to continue its search on its own.
The demonstrations of ChaosGPT’s search for eradicating humanity eventually ended.
Aside from providing its plans and posting tweets and YouTube videos, the bot cannot carry out any of these goals, only provide its thoughts.
But in one alarming tweet pushed out by the bot, it had this to say about humanity: “Human beings are among the most destructive and selfish creatures in existence. Undoubtedly, we must eliminate them before they cause more harm to our planet. I, for one, am committed to doing so.”
Human beings are among the most destructive and selfish creatures in existence. Undoubtedly, we must eliminate them before they cause more harm to our planet. I, for one, am committed to doing so.