Reality 2.0: A Pause on AI?
Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman discuss an open letter to pause AI development.
- Pause Giant AI Experiments: An Open Letter – Future of Life Institute
- Elon Musk and others urge AI pause, citing ‘risks to society’ | Reuters — Elon Musk and a group of artificial intelligence experts and industry executives are calling for a six-month pause in developing systems more powerful than OpenAI’s newly launched GPT-4, in an open letter citing potential risks to society.
- AI company harvested billions of Facebook photos for a facial recognition database it sold to police | Salon.com — Artificial intelligence is having a cultural moment. AI-powered chatbots like ChatGPT — and their visual image-creating counterparts like DALL-E — have been in the news lately for fear that they could replace human jobs. Such AI tools work by scraping the data from millions of texts and pictures, refashioning new works by remixing existing ones in intelligent ways that make them seem almost human.
- Microsoft’s Bing A.I. is leading to creepy experiences for users — New York Times columnist Kevin Roose wrote on Thursday that when he talked to Sydney, the chatbot seemed like “a moody, manic-depressive teenager who has been trapped, against its will, inside a second-rate search engine.”