OpenAI founder admits he is ‘afraid’ of ChatGPT, says it can ‘kill’ human jobs

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI and creator of ChatGPT, admitted in a recent interview that he is ‘a little intimidated’ by the potential of AI chatbots. In an interview with ABC News, he says that ChatGPT could ‘eliminate’ many human jobs.

“We have to be careful here,” Altman said. “I think people should be happy that we’re a little scared of this,” he admitted.

On fears about misuse of ChatGPT

Raising concerns about how AI bots could be used for malicious purposes, he said, “I am particularly concerned that these models can be used for mass misinformation. Now that they computers are getting better at writing code, [they] Can be used for offensive cyberattacks.”

He further adds that ChatGPT is a tool that is ‘under human control’. But he fears which human will control it. “There will be other people who don’t have some of the safety boundaries that we put in place. I think society has a limited amount of time to learn how to respond to that, how to control that, how to handle that.” “

OpenAI recently rolled out the ChatGPT-4 version of the bot. Announcing via a blog post, the company said that the updated chatbot is “more creative and collaborative” than previous versions when it comes to tasks like composing songs or writing screenplays.

The company has also rolled out ChatGPT Plus subscription for users in India. It added that Indian users can now get early access to new features including GPT-4. According to OpenAI, ChatGPT-4 comes with massive improvements from the previous version.

On ChatGPT’s potential to replace human jobs

In the interview, Altman acknowledged that the ChatGPT AI bot could replace many jobs. “I think that over a few generations, humanity has proven that it can adapt amazingly to major technological changes. But if it happens in single-digit numbers, some of these changes … That’s the part I worry about the most,” he said in the interview. He said, “Human creativity is limitless, and we find new jobs. We find new things to do.”

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