Musk and others want AI tools paused but it’s too late for that
AI adoption will boom regardless of the warnings of doomsayers
Elon Musk and an array of public figures signed an open letter that went viral last week, calling for a six-month pause on training language models more powerful than GPT-4, the tech behind ChatGPT. The letter is odd. It criticizes the deployment of powerful chatbot technology as rash, but also over-hypes their capabilities, drawing on AI doom-mongering that has captivated some of the press and distracted us from more nuanced risks. “Should we develop non-human minds that might eventually outnumber, outsmart, obsolete and replace us?" the letter asks. “Should we risk loss of control of our civilization?"