Utopia or dystopia: Can artificial intelligence really be regulated?
- We should perhaps turn to Isaac Asimov’s fictional ‘three laws of robotics’ to protect us from robots that are smarter than us
After OpenAI, an artificial intelligence (AI) company, launched ChatGPT in November 2022, followed by ChatGPT 4, a more advanced generative version of its large learning model, AI has taken the world by storm. People at large are confused, awestruck by the immense possibilities outlined in the Utopian narrative. At the same time, they are “a little bit scared," as OpenAI chief executive officer Sam Altman put it, by the alternative dystopian narrative. Politicians are also confused, it appears, though they pretend to be in control.