The OpenAI co-founder singled out the businessman for his “optimism” about this technology; he signed a letter along with thousands of experts to stop the progress of this tool for six months
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is advancing very rapidly and its technology is causing both surprise and concern. Faced with the uncertainty of how this tool could impact humanity, a petition was recently signed to stop its progress for six months. Among the prominent personalities who signed the letter were Elon Musk, who also pointed against Bill Gates: “Your understanding is limited.”
Musk co-founded OpenAI in December 2015, along with Sam Altman, Ilya Sutskever, Greg Brockman, Wojciech Zaremba, and Andrej Karpathy; but he disassociated himself from the project when he left the company’s board of directors in 2018. Since then, he has been critical of this technology and pointed against the co-creator of Microsoft, who pointed out that it would be a mechanism that would revolutionize the world of work.
“My interest in AI dates back to my early days of learning software. The idea of computers seeing, hearing and writing is the long-term pursuit of the entire industry. And, when these machine learning techniques started to work very well, I was fascinated to know how many more inventions we would need before the AI was really intelligent”, said Gates, referring to the launch of the GPT Chat. And he added that “the robotization of factories will occur in the next five to ten years.”
A progress that the founder of Tesla intends to stop, along with thousands of experts who signed a letter to paralyze the advancement of AI for six months. In addition, he published a forceful tweet against the businessman. “I remember the first meetings with Gates. His understanding of AI was limited. It still is, ”he tweeted, in response to a user who shared a quote from the businessman and highlighted his optimism towards this technology.
Meanwhile, the Microsoft co-founder met in late 2022 with OpenAI president Greg Brockman to review some of the products, following a project that announced a partnership with the company.
The reasons: I would be “angry”
According to the US news site Semafor, Elon Musk would be “furious” with the advancement of Artificial Intelligence technology, years after he himself abandoned the project. The cited hypothesis indicates that when Chat GPT was launched last November, OpenAI became the most popular technology company and caused Google to set off its alarm bells.
“Musk was furious,” people familiar with the matter warned the aforementioned medium. Thus, he downloaded his opinion through the bird’s social network on several occasions. He also made the point during the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. “One of the biggest risks to the future of civilization is AI,” he asserted. And he added: “It is positive or negative and it has great promise, great capacity. But also, with it, comes great danger.”
Meanwhile, the OpenAI co-founder issued a warning about this technology: “I think we need to regulate AI security, frankly. I think it’s actually a bigger risk to society than cars, planes, or medicines.”
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.