Elon Musk has said that the potential dangers of advanced artificial intelligence are so great that OpenAI, the most famous artificial intelligence company in the world at the moment, must reveal the reason why it fired CEO Sam Altman.
OpenAI announced Altman's departure on Friday, saying only that the company behind ChatGPT “no longer has confidence in his ability to continue to lead.”
Musk, responding to former Yammer CEO David Sachs, said that “given the risk and power of advanced artificial intelligence, the public should be informed about why the board felt it necessary to make such a radical decision.”
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Musk is a former OpenAI board member who left the company in 2018, citing a conflict of interest with Tesla.. However, Musk later told CNBC that he was concerned about the company's possible impact on society.
According to Businessinsider, a possible reason for Altman's dismissal could be growing tension among the company's management over the dangers that AI poses to humanity.. Altman aggressively sought funding to expand development of the technology, while several other board members urged the company to slow down.
OpenAI co-founder Ilya Sutskever, who played a role in Altman's dismissal, pointed to the potential for AI to harm society.
According to The New York Times, Sutzkever created a Super Alignment team within the company to ensure that future versions of ChatGPT will not be harmful to humanity.
According to rumors, they already want to bring Altman back.