Pause Giant AI Experiments

Una moratoria di almeno 6 mesi sullo sviluppo e applicazione di “AI systems with human-competitive intelligence” è stata chiesta in una lettera aperta pubblicata il 29.03.2023 su Future of Life ed è intitolata Pause Giant AI Experiments: An Open Letter (permalink).

Nella lettera si legge tra l’altro:

AI systems with human-competitive intelligence can pose profound risks to society and humanity, as shown by extensive research and acknowledged by top AI labs. As stated in the widely-endorsed Asilomar AI Principles, Advanced AI could represent a profound change in the history of life on Earth, and should be planned for and managed with commensurate care and resources. […]


Therefore, we call on all AI labs to immediately pause for at least 6 months the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4. This pause should be public and verifiable, and include all key actors. If such a pause cannot be enacted quickly, governments should step in and institute a moratorium. […]


Humanity can enjoy a flourishing future with AI. Having succeeded in creating powerful AI systems, we can now enjoy an “AI summer” in which we reap the rewards, engineer these systems for the clear benefit of all, and give society a chance to adapt. Society has hit pause on other technologies with potentially catastrophic effects on society. We can do so here. Let’s enjoy a long AI summer, not rush unprepared into a fall. […]

I primi 10 firmatari sono:

  1. Yoshua Bengio, Founder and Scientific Director at Mila, Turing Prize winner and professor at University of Montreal
  2. Stuart Russell, Berkeley, Professor of Computer Science, director of the Center for Intelligent Systems, and co-author of the standard textbook “Artificial Intelligence: a Modern Approach”
  3. Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, Tesla & Twitter
  4. Steve Wozniak, Co-founder, Apple
  5. Yuval Noah Harari, Author and Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  6. Andrew Yang, Forward Party, Co-Chair, Presidential Candidate 2020, NYT Bestselling Author, Presidential Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship
  7. Valerie Pisano, President & CEO, MILA
  8. Emad Mostaque, CEO, Stability AI
  9. Connor Leahy, CEO, Conjecture
  10. Jaan Tallinn, Co-Founder of Skype, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Future of Life Institute

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Per comprendere meglio i risvolti della richiesta e da dove si è partiti è utile leggere la nostra pagina che raccoglie i princìpi etici per lo sviluppo e l’uso delle AI.

Numerose le reazioni a questa lettera aperta. Ne segnaliamo alcune.

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