ChatGPT is the innovation of the moment. The artificial intelligence-based chatbot is surprising both friends and strangers with its great capacity for synthesis, analysis and extrapolation based on the Internet, even provoking debate about its use in universities and mass industries.
Faced with the advance of this technology, various referents in the field have begun to call for its regulation in order to prevent dystopian futures with the AIthe most prominent ones being Elon Musk and Sam Altmandirector of OpenAI, the company that created this software. But what is he so afraid of?
He has his ‘bunker’ of refuge
The CEO of OpenAI shared his thoughts a few days ago and warned that the world may not be “so far from being a artificial intelligence potentially frightening” and said regulation will be “critical.”
But this concern is not from now, it is from years ago.
In 2016, The New Yorker shared a profile of Altman in which he quotes some even more frightening statements about his creation.
While at a party while chairing startup incubator ‘Y Combinator,’ the young prodigy noted that he “prepares to survive” and by which he maintains a shelter in case of emergencies.
When would you use it? When a super contagious virus takes over the world or when “the. artificial intelligence attack on humans.”
“I try not to think about it too much,” Altman said only months after founding OpenAI along with Elon Musk to the startup leaders surrounding him at that forgotten Silicon Valley meeting. “But I have guns, gold, potassium iodide, antibiotics, batteries, water, IDF gas masks, and a large piece of land in Big Sur (sparsely populated region of California south of Silicon Valley) that I can fly to.”
Now it’s a lucrative business
But beyond such fears in earlier years, Sam Altman did change his position on some aspects.
The main one, of course, is profiting from the technologies it is working on despite announcements that this would not happen.
ChatGPT is implementing a $20 monthly service where users will be able to pay for priority access to test features before everyone else. And with the popularity of AI and with more and more servers at capacity, it has become a nice option for many users.
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