The development of artificial intelligence is progressing more visibly than ever – thanks to ChatGPT. Industry insiders speak of “significant risks.” In an open letter, they call for a six-month pause to establish rules and limits.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been on everyone’s lips for months. Although technology has been with us in everyday life for years, it is becoming more visible and “touchable” through chat apps like ChatGPT. Behind the scenes, many big tech companies are racing each other – teaching their products new tricks at a dizzying pace.
This is already seriously impacting people – albeit a supposedly harmless one so far. Recently, a picture of the Pope in an opulent winter coat made the rounds and went viral. Only later did most people realize it wasn’t an accurate picture. Thanks to advanced AI, we can only trust our eyes to a minimal extent on the Internet.
What people tend to ignore: Not so long ago, AI could not create such images. The development is progressing rapidly. Even insiders think it’s happening way too fast. For years, Elon Musk is among the most prominent critics warning about AI. Now, concerns about too intelligent systems have culminated in an open letter signed by more than 1,000 well-known people. In it, they call for a pause in the technology’s development.