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OpenAI Commits to Combat AI Misuse!

Just under a month ago, OpenAI found itself in a significant upheaval following the sudden removal of Sam Altman. After three days of upheaval, the former CEO eventually reclaimed his position, resulting in the departure of three board members. Seemingly closing that chapter, the force behind ChatGPT is now deeply engrossed in shaping the future of its product. A future that, according to the leadership, must revolve around a model beneficial to humanity. To achieve this, they’ve assembled a team entirely dedicated to preparing for AI risks.

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A Specialized Team for the Occasion

Despite some criticisms, OpenAI is neither deaf nor blind to the warnings about the dangers of generative AI. The company, a significant contributor to this technology’s advancement, acknowledges its potential for misinformation and manipulation.

In response, OpenAI, in partnership with Politico and Business Insider, has restricted access to certain versions of ChatGPT. This move aims to prevent their misuse. But that’s not the only action taken. The company has recently established a team named “Preparedness,” led by Aleksander Madry, an AI professor at MIT. This team will oversee OpenAI’s technology developments.

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The new team will continuously test these technologies, promptly signaling any arising issues—whether legal, security-related, or ethical. To accomplish this mission, Madry has gathered AI researchers, computer scientists, national security experts, and knowledgeable figures from the political realm.

OpenAI Shows Good Faith

Despite dedicating a specialized team to this critical task, the company founded by Sam Altman expresses openness to external contributions. In a blog post released this Monday unveiling this information, OpenAI specified allowing “qualified and independent third parties” to assess the structure’s generative AI technologies and alert to potential risks, regardless of affiliations.

With this step, the AI-specialized company positions itself as a responsible player in the AI sector. Seeking a delicate balance between innovation and ethics seems to be the mantra of its CEO, Sam Altman. He consistently advocates for sector regulation to ensure smaller enterprises retain a fighting chance against multinational giants.

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