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ChatGPT maker OpenAI calls for AI regulation, warning of 'existential risk'

By Ellen Francis

24 May 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The leaders of OpenAI, whose rapid rollout of ChatGPT created an AI arms race, are now calling for the regulation of "superintelligence." The Post reports.

The leaders of OpenAI, the creator of viral chatbot ChatGPT, are calling for the regulation of "superintelligence" and artificial intelligence systems, suggesting an equivalent to the world's nuclear watchdog would help reduce the "existential risk" posed by the technology.

In a statement published on the company website this week, co-founders Greg Brockman and Ilya Sutskever, as well as CEO Sam Altman, argued that an international regulator would eventually become necessary to "inspect systems, require audits, test for compliance with safety standards, (and) place restrictions on degrees of deployment and levels of security."

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