ChatGPT Creator Sam Altman Warns of Under-Regulation in Artificial Intelligence: Why Tech’s Future Hangs in the Balance

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, Expresses Concern About Under-Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

In a recent AI event in Taiwan, Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, expressed his concern about the “under-regulation” of artificial intelligence (AI) in the tech industry. Altman acknowledged that there is a “reflexive anti-regulation thing” among people in the industry, but he believes that certain powerful AI systems should be regulated.

Altman specifically mentioned models that are significantly more powerful than GPT4 and are as smart as human civilization, stating that these models probably deserve some form of regulation. He emphasized that OpenAI has been calling for regulation, but only for the most powerful AI systems.

While Altman is not overly worried about government over-regulation, he acknowledged that it could happen. He highlighted the positive impact of regulation in other industries, such as aviation safety, where passengers trust that airplanes are safe due to regulatory measures in place.

Altman’s concerns about under-regulation come at a time when many countries are considering the regulation of AI. The UK, for example, is hosting a global AI safety summit in November to discuss the risks associated with AI and how to establish national and international frameworks for regulation.

Altman’s remarks shed light on the ongoing debate surrounding AI regulation. While some argue that AI should be left unregulated to foster innovation, others, like Altman, believe that certain powerful AI systems should be subject to regulation to ensure their responsible and ethical use.