Technologists including Elon Musk have called for a moratorium on training large-scale AI systems for at least the next six months
A group of individuals, including Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, Chairman of the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Policy Marc Rotenberg, and physicist Max Tegmark from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have jointly signed an open letter published by the Future of Life Institute, urging companies and AI laboratories to halt their research efforts or at least temporarily suspend the training of AI systems larger than the GPT-4 natural language model in the next six months.
The joint letter’s primary goal is to ensure that current AI technology can be developed and used safely, providing clear benefits that people can accept.
Given the fierce competition among various AI companies, many technologies emphasize the benefits of AI without considering the necessary security measures. As a result, more uncontrollable issues may arise. For example, some individuals have recently used ChatGPT to inquire about specific illegal activities, and many AI technologies have solemnly transmitted incorrect information, causing significant negative effects.
Many believe that the pursuit of AI growth without promptly proposing corresponding security measures will actually lead to greater crises.