Google CEO admits potential dangers of AI development ‘keeps me up at night’
Sundar Pichai said the technology “could be very harmful if deployed incorrectly” and supported growing calls for regulation amid fears it would affect work, privacy and how information is shared online.
“We don’t have all the answers yet — technology is advancing rapidly,” he told CBS’ 60 Minutes.
“Will that keep me up at night? Absolutely.”
Google fast track its plans Chat GPTAfter being attracted by the sudden success of the OpenAI model, a style feature in its products and services, it now has more than 100 million monthly users.
This technique has been applied to Microsoft’s Bing search enginethreatening Google’s long-term dominance in the field in unprecedented ways.
Google launched its direct competitor, poetearlier this year – a major step for the company Has been wary of allowing the public to interact with its AI.
Bard is powered by LaMDA, which generates very human-like prose A company engineer called it sentient last year — The company and scientists have generally refuted the claim.
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Like ChatGPT, Bard is a large language model trained on large amounts of data to interpret text and respond to questions and prompts.However, both are also displayed able to make mistakes of fact.
Mr Pichai acknowledged that Google still didn’t “fully understand” why Bard responded in certain ways.
“One aspect of what we call this, and all of us in the field call it … the ‘black box,'” he said.
“You don’t fully understand. You also can’t fully say why it said that, or why it was wrong.”
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But Mr Pichai said despite his concerns, the development of AI would only continue to accelerate – and eventually affect “every product in every company”, from healthcare to the creative industries.
Google itself has added Bard functionality to apps like Docs, and The New York Times reports that the company will launch a new search engine powered by the technology.
How best to regulate it will be up to governments, Mr Pichai said.
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british government Says it will take a lighthearted approach to regulating AISaying any attempt to legislate now would quickly become obsolete.
But in the U.S., the White House is seeking public feedback on how to regulate AI to protect jobs and privacy, while China already Published Draft Rules outlines his approach.
last month, Italy be the first country Ban ChatGPT outright Meanwhile, the country’s data protection authority launched an investigation into its collection of user information.
it is in Elon Musk Joins hundreds of AI experts in calling for a moratorium on the technology’s development, warning it Poses ‘profound risk’ to society.
But Musk has since Revealed plans to build its own ChatGPT competitor.