Sam Altman, the boss of OpenAI, expressed his worry about the ability of generative AI to create "revenge porn" which he finds "scary.
" Generative AI enables the creation of human-like responses from simple commands, but it also generates hyper-realistic content such as videos, images, and audios.
Altman gave examples of the things he found "cool" about the technology but highlighted his concern over open source image generators that have contributed to the spread of revenge porn.
In November 2020, OpenAI launched ChatGPT, a highly advanced chatbot that uses the latest advancements in generative AI to create human-like responses.
It impressed people with its language abilities and natural conversation patterns.
However, Altman revealed that generative AI technology has a dark side too.
Altman is not alone; experts have suggested that the technology could benefit criminals and become harder to trace.
OpenAI's mission has always been to create safe AI; hence it has been cautious with how it shares the technology.
OpenAI controlled the release of the GPT-2, an earlier and earlier version of the ChatGPT chatbot, due to its potential for generating dangerous and misleading content.
Tech firms and policymakers are evaluating the potential dangers of generative AI and discussing how to regulate the technology to prevent its misuse.
However, some researchers remain skeptical, arguing that such concerns are overblown.
In conclusion, the emergence of generative AI and its dark side, such as the ability to create "revenge porn," has become a significant challenge for the tech industry as it learns how to regulate and control the technology.
The concerns expressed by Altman of OpenAI highlights the need for constant vigilance in addressing the darker possibilities of artificial intelligence.