Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company and numerous other companies which are trying to focus more on discovering new technologies with OpenAI being none other in this. OpenAI the artificial intelligence company co-founded by Elon Musk focuses more on how Artificial Intelligence can better serve people and fixed their goal towards doing it. But recently according to the company’s new charter, it has been trying to change its goal. AI can give machines a lot of power and OpenAI is aiming to make machines work smarter than people. It is trying to develop an autonomous machine which will beat humans in performing the most important and economically valued work and it is known as Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). AGI can be a boon to the world or not depending on how people take it as but it surely has got great features in modifying the working of the world.
The new charter which the company posted read – “We are attempting to build a beneficial and safe AGI but we are also trying to help others in achieving this”. The company also stated that it will back off if some other company is nearing the AGI before them. But the news around the sentient AI is difficult. Many people feel that AGI is just a science-fiction and that it cannot happen and the other who believes it feels that it is a long way away from reality and that we should not be worried about the technologies which may affect us after decades. But at some point in time, we must ensure that the developers have strong guidelines to avoid giving the robots the power that will destroy the human race and if it happens, it will be too late to apply any sense by then.
Ilya Sutskever, co-founder of OpenAI said, “When we started the company, we had set established norms for building the technical labs but we were short of ideas on how to make an organization which will provide the long-term impact of these technologies in the benefit of the public. Over the past two years, we have built many teams and each of it has contributed to building the norm”.
Elon Musk has reportedly diverted its attention from OpenAI saying that Tesla’s development in Artificial Intelligence is conflicting with the ideas of OpenAI but he has not totally removed it from his mind. OpenAI is based on all in all AGI. Experts from various companies like Ray Kurzweil from Google has stated that it seems like we are just a few decades ago from achieving singularity (Machine becoming more smarter than people). While other experts feel that this will never be possible. Most of the people who are involved in AGI are trying to figure out if machines can outperform humans and if it happens then what will be the consequences of it on the general public.
OpenAI has not yet fixed a timeline regarding the AGI but it feels that it has started the next generation of Artificial Intelligence which will make a huge impact on people’s life.