Google CEO warns about the risks AI systems pose if deployed wrongly

17/04/2023 | The Guardian

In an interview with 60 Minutes, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai admitted to having sleepless nights over fears about artificial intelligence (AI). He said: "It can be very harmful if deployed wrongly and we don’t have all the answers there yet – and the technology is moving fast. So does that keep me up at night? Absolutely." There is a risk safety protocols are ignored due to the level of competition. Instead, Pichai calls for a global regulatory framework for AI similar to the treaties used to regulate nuclear arms use. 

An open letter calling for a pause of large AI systems published on 22 March has since received 26,223 signatures from AI experts, researchers and industry leaders. Elon Musk also signed the letter, but recent reports indicate he plans to launch a rival to ChatGPT

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