Student slapped with £60 parking fine uses ChatGPT to write appeal – and gets LIFTED
Elon Musk wants to push technology to its absolute limits, from space travel to self-driving cars — but he’s drawing the line with artificial intelligence.
The billionaire first shared his dislike of AI in 2014, calling it humanity’s “greatest existential threat” and likening it to “summoning the demon.”
At the time, Musk also announced that he was investing in AI companies not to make money, but to keep tabs on the technology in case it spiraled out of control.
His greatest fear is that in the wrong hands, as the AI advances, it could overtake humans and spell the end of humanity known as The Singularity.
This concern is shared by many brilliant minds, including the late Stephen Hawking, who told the BBC in 2014: “The development of full artificial intelligence could mean the end of humanity.
“It would take off on its own and reshape itself at an ever-increasing rate.”
Despite his fear of AI, Musk has invested in San Francisco-based AI group Vicarious, DeepMind, now acquired by Google, and OpenAI, developing the popular ChatGPT program that has taken the world by storm in recent months .
During a 2016 interview, Musk noted that he and OpenAI founded the company to “democratize AI technology to make it widely available.”
Musk founded OpenAI with Sam Altman, the company’s CEO, but in 2018 the billionaire attempted to take control of the startup.
His request was denied, forcing him to leave OpenAI and continue with his other projects.
In November, OpenAI launched ChatGPT, which became an instant success around the world.
The chatbot uses “Large Language Model” software to train itself by trawling through a massive amount of text data so it can learn to generate eerily human-like text in response to a given prompt.
ChatGPT is used for writing research papers, books, news articles, emails and more.
But while Altman basks in his glow, Musk attacks ChatGPT.
He says the AI has “woken up” and is deviating from OpenAI’s original nonprofit mission.
“OpenAI was created as an open source (which is why I called it ‘Open’ AI), non-profit to serve as a counterbalance to Google, but now it’s become a closed-source, maximum-profit company that effectively controlled by Microsoft, Musk tweeted in February.
The singularity is making waves worldwide as artificial intelligence makes advances only seen in science fiction – but what does that actually mean?
Put simply, it describes a hypothetical future in which technology will surpass human intelligence and change the path of our evolution.
Experts have said that once AI reaches that point, it will be able to innovate much faster than humans.
There are two ways progress could play out, the first leading to humans and machines working together to create a world more suitable for humanity.
For example, humans could scan their consciousness and store it in a computer where they will live forever.
The second scenario is that AI will become more powerful than humans, take control and make humans their slaves – but if that’s true, it’s in the distant future.
Researchers are now looking for signs that AI is reaching The Singularity, such as the technology’s ability to translate speech with human-like accuracy and perform tasks faster.
Former Google engineer Ray Kurzweil predicts it will be there by 2045.
He has made 147 predictions about technological advances since the early 1990s — and 86 percent were correct.
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