‘Simply Benefit China’, Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt Rejects AI Research Stagnation

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has rejected the idea of ​​halting research on artificial intelligence, saying it would give an advantage to competitors in China. More than 1,000 researchers have called for a halt to research on AI systems with ‘human-rivaling intelligence’, saying it could pose a profound risk to society and humanity.

In an interview with the Australian Financial Review, Schmidt said a six-month pause on the development of artificial intelligence systems would ‘just benefit China’.

“China is very smart, they know what they are doing. We need to get our act together,” Schmidt said

The former Google CEO acknowledged that there were legitimate issues about the pace of research into artificial intelligence. However, Schmidt wants tech companies to come together and set standards or ‘railings’ for their AI systems.

He says that companies should not release upgraded versions without mitigating some of the negative effects their systems can bring.

This isn’t the first time Schmidt has warned about dangers of artificial intelligence,

In an interview, he had explained how the new artificial intelligence system powered by big language models could be used negatively to create bioweapons, cyberattacks and even manipulate politics.

A letter signed by more than 1,000 experts, including Twitter CEO Elon Musk, called for a six-month pause in research into advanced AI systems, citing risks such as the spread of publicity, job losses and advances in technology that would ultimately lead to Outsmart. Can beat and replace humans.

The letter read, “Advanced AI could represent a profound change in the history of life on Earth, and must be planned for and managed with appropriate care and resources. Unfortunately, this level of planning and management Not happening, even though recent months have seen AI labs race out of control to develop and deploy more powerful digital brains that no one – not even their creators – can understand. Or firmly control.”

Generative AI-based chatbots are all the rage these days chatgpt Launched last November. Since then, OpenAI has released its next-generation language model called GPT-4, which is said to be even more accurate, reliable, and nuanced at understanding complex input. Meanwhile, Microsoft has used GPT-4 to power its new Bing search, while Google tries to get to grips with the public release of its experimental bard chatbot,

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