Every now and then, I'll break from our usual format to double-click on an important issue related to AI.

In this Creative Intelligence deep dive, I look at the complicated implications of a proposed 6-month pause on continuing to train advanced AI systems.

🕵🏽‍♀️ Deep Dive

AI experts and tech leaders debate a proposed 6-month pause on advancing AI beyond GPT-4. How will these varying perspectives impact how AI is used in the U.S. and globally?

What's Happening

  • Global Pause: The Future of Life Institute, an organization focused on mitigating risks from advanced technologies, published an open letter urging all AI labs to pause the development of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4 for at least six months. The letter urges safety protocols, independent oversight, and responsible AI governance to ensure the positive impact and manageable risks of AI technology. The petition has over 50,000 signatures, including prominent figures like Elon Musk, Andrew Yang, Yuval Noah Harari, Steve Wozniak, and Tristan Harris. [Future of Life Institute]

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