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AI primed to surpass human abilities across various domains

OpenAI, a technology start-up renowned for its development of ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered chatbot, has made bold claims about the capabilities of its human-like technology.

According to OpenAI, this AI system will surpass human abilities in various domains and will possess unparalleled productivity, making it an unprecedented force.

The company further emphasizes that this outcome is inevitable, reinforcing the notion of artificial general intelligence (AGI) or superintelligence that has been extensively discussed by philosophers and academics over the years. OpenAI’s senior officials have warned that recent rapid advancements in AI suggest that we may be on the verge of achieving AGI.

In a blog post authored by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, and Ilya Sutskever, the company states, “AI superintelligence will be unprecedented in its power – both positive and negative.” The post goes on to predict that within the next decade, AI systems could surpass expert-level proficiency in most fields and undertake productive activities comparable to those of today’s largest corporations.

OpenAI, based in San Francisco, has cautioned legislators and regulators against impeding its progress. In the blog post, the company presents three approaches for navigating the advent of superintelligence. OpenAI believes that attempting to halt the creation of superintelligence would be highly risky and challenging. They argue that due to the immense benefits associated with it, the cost of development is decreasing each year, more entities are engaged in its creation, and it aligns with the natural progression of technology. Halting it would require something as extreme as a global surveillance regime, and even that might not guarantee success. Therefore, OpenAI advocates for ensuring the responsible development of AGI.

Recently, Sam Altman appeared before a congressional hearing where US senators inquired about the risks posed by AI advancements. Altman emphasized that AI-powered chatbots like ChatGPT, including his company’s creation, were a “significant area of concern” and necessitated the establishment of rules and guidelines to prevent misuse.

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