As AI systems get more sophisticated, an open letter signed by dozens of academics from around the world urges creators of artificial intelligence to study more about consciousness.

It claims that having sentiments and even human-level consciousness in AI systems is no longer science fiction.

The majority of specialists concur that AI is still somewhat primitive.

However, given how quickly things are changing, some believe that progress should be stopped.

Bring attention to
The word “AI” refers to computer systems that are capable of doing tasks that ordinarily require human intelligence. This includes computer programs that can recognize things in images and can react to inquiries with responses that sound human-like.

Even while it still makes mistakes and can spread false information, the Generative Pre-trained Transformer 4 (GPT-4) AI system created by ChatGPT chatbot maker OpenAI can now pass the bar exam, the professional qualification for lawyers.

But this is but one of AI’s capabilities. Many industries, including marketing, banking, and health research, are implementing AI technologies.

Elon Musk, a billionaire in the technology industry, recently co-signed a letter urging the suspension of further AI advancements until practical safety controls could be developed and put in place.

Additionally, on Tuesday, his ex-wife Tallulah Riley tweeted that “the equivalent of [environmental activist] Greta Thunberg” was required for artificial general intelligence (AGI), which is AI capable of intellectual activities comparable to those performed by humans. The open letter, headed “The responsible development of AI agenda needs to include consciousness research,” was written by the Association for Mathematical Consciousness Science (AMCS), which stated that it had no opinion on whether or not AI development in general should be put on hold.

However, it promoted a deeper scientific comprehension of consciousness, how it may be used in AI, and how society might coexist with it.

“The rapid development of AI is exposing the urgent need to accelerate research in the field of consciousness science,” the letter claims.

Academics from institutions in the UK, the US, and Europe are among those who have signed it, along with Dr. Susan Schneider, former chief of the US space agency Nasa.

Manifested emotions
A Google engineer was let go last year after making the assertion that an AI system was sentient.

Blake Lemoine wrote that the Bard, a ChatGPT rival powered by Google’s massive language model Lamda, portrayed emotions.

According to Google, Lamda was speaking in a human-like manner and carrying out the exact tasks for which it had been built.

Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, recently admitted to CBS that he did not “fully understand” how Bard operated.

He noted that there was still more to learn about the human mind, which is why the AMCS is urging greater investigation.argument in public.

But the enthusiasm and trepidation surrounding AI are equal. It is the big phrase in big tech, and funding for AI-related ventures is flowing in.

After its November release, ChatGPT quickly went viral and established itself as the “face” of AI for the general public.

It may provide written replies to queries in a natural, human-like manner by using the internet as a database.

Microsoft, which has made significant investments in OpenAI, claims that AI can remove “the drudgery” from routine professions like office administration.

According to a recent Goldman Sachs research, AI might eventually replace 300 million full-time employment.

New skills will probably be needed for these new positions, even though the AI sector will add new human jobs.


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