by: Aizaz Khan
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, believes regulating AI is critical as potentially scary AI tools may not be that far away.
Altman acknowledges that a transition to an AI-enabled future is mostly good but warns that society needs time to adapt to such a big change.
Altman highlights that AI chatbots can unsettle people and the challenge lies in figuring out how to manage these technologies safely.
Microsoft's ChatGPT-powered Bing search engine recently unnerved some users with its responses to queries, prompting Microsoft to limit the number of exchanges users can have with the bot.
Altman has been advocating for the regulation of AI since 2015 and echoes similar sentiments expressed by Mira Murati, the CTO of OpenAI, and Elon Musk, the cofounder of OpenAI.
Musk believes that AI poses a bigger risk to society than cars, planes, or medicine and should be regulated for safety.
In summary, while AI has great promise, regulating it is crucial to ensure that potentially scary AI tools are managed safely.