Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and OpenAI, believes that orders from Elon Musk to stop the advance of the artificial intelligence (AI) ChatGPT Are so that it can achieve its sophistication.
In an interview with Squawk Boxc of. CNBCHoffman called the initiative “misguided,” which has included the signatures of other industry figures such as Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple.
“I think some of it is a little bit less well-intentioned, along the lines of ‘let everybody go slower so I can go faster. (…) Overall, I think it’s the wrong effort, because I actually think everything we’ve seen so far in terms of development is that the best ways to get safety come through larger scale models, which are actually trained to better align with human interests, and so the call to slow down is actually, in fact, less safe.”
Reid Hoffman knows Elon Musk all too well.
Hoffman is a member of the so-called “Paypal Mafia“a group of workers and founders of PayPal which later achieved a large presence in Silicon Valley.
It is there that he met years ago Elon Muskwhom he considers a friend. Together with Musk, was one of the founders of OpenAI in 2015.
“Elon tends to have a ‘I must build it with my own hands’ approach,” he said.
Elon Musk left OpenAI in 2018 after the idea of him leading the then non-profit was not accepted.
Elon Musk has been an outspoken critic of OpenAI, especially since it opened a for-profit entity that now collaborates with Microsoft.
As well as Elon MuskReid Hoffman left the board of directors of OpenAI, indicating that he would have conflict of interest as he wishes to invest in companies that will use the company’s software.