- Sam Altman admitted he was “a bit scared” of OpenAI’s creation of ChatGPT.
- The CEO told ABC News that people should “not trust me” if he said he didn’t care.
- He also said artificial intelligence would take over many jobs, but could lead to “much better ones”.
The OpenAI CEO admitted he was “a little scared” of his ChatGPT creation and warned it could “eliminate” many jobs.
In an interview with ABC News on Thursday, Sam Altman said “people should be happy” that the company is “a little scared” of the potential of artificial intelligence.
“I think if I said I wasn’t, you should either not trust me or be very unhappy that I’m in this position,” he said.
Altman also said artificial intelligence could replace many jobs, but it could also create “much better ones.”
“The reason for developing AI, in terms of impacting our lives and improving our lives and benefits, it will be the greatest technology that humanity has yet developed,” he said. .
The 37-year-old told ABC he was in “regular contact” with government officials and said regulators and society should be involved in rolling out ChatGPT. Feedback could help limit the negative results of its widespread use.
The entrepreneur warned last month in a series of tweets that the world might not be “that far from potentially scary” artificial intelligence. Altman voiced his support for the AI regulations in tweets and said the rules were “critical” and that society needed time to adjust to “something this big”.
OpenAI this week unveiled GPT-4, its latest ChatGPT model, which Altman described as “less biased” and “more creative” than previous versions. It is only available to users who pay for its Plus subscription.
The latest version is able to process image prompts, is supposed to be more accurate than other versions, and users can have longer conversations with it.
The OpenAI chief said on Tuesday he could pass the bar exam for lawyers and was able to score “a 5 on multiple AP exams.” It is already being used by teachers to help generate lesson plans and quizzes for students.
OpenAI did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider, made outside of normal working hours.