Sam Altman, the CEO of the company that created ChatGPT, arguably the most famous AI chatbot, revealed that he was “a little scared” of his company’s invention in an interview with ABC News.
“We have to be careful here. I think people should be happy that we’re a little scared of this,” OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said in an interview. He said this was because the technology itself was incredibly powerful and potentially dangerous. When asked the reason for his “fearful” reaction to starting his company, Altman replied that if he wasn’t, “you should either not trust me or be very unhappy that I’m in this job.”
“It’s going to eliminate a lot of current jobs, that’s true. We can do a lot better. The reason we’re developing artificial intelligence in the first place, in terms of making our lives and lives better and in a positive direction, this is the best technology humanity has yet developed,” Altman continued.
Altman also discussed the impact AI-powered chatbots can have on education and whether they contribute to student laziness. “Education has to change. But that has happened many other times with technology. When we got the calculator, the way we taught math and what we tested students on completely changed,” he continued.
OpenAI recently released GPT-4, an artificial intelligence technology that demonstrates human-level performance in some professional and academic tasks. According to the company’s blog, the latest chatbot is “more creative and collaborative than ever before” and “solves difficult problems better” than previous versions.