Elon Musk and others urge AI pause, citing ‘risks to society’

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Date of Publication: March 29

Year of Publication: 2023

Publisher: Reuters

Author(s): Jyoti Narayan, Krystal Hu, Martin Coulter, Supantha Mukherjee

March 29 (Reuters) – Elon Musk and a group of artificial intelligence experts and industry executives are calling for a six-month pause in developing systems more powerful than OpenAI’s newly launched GPT-4, in an open letter citing potential risks to society.

Earlier this month, Microsoft-backed OpenAI unveiled the fourth iteration of its GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) AI program, which has wowed users by engaging them in human-like conversation, composing songs and summarising lengthy documents.

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