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Sam Altman, the boss of OpenAI, mentioned Tuesday throughout the annual convention of Microsoft, its principal investor, that generative synthetic intelligence is “sufficiently safe”. And this regardless of the repeated scandals affecting his firm, well-known for its ChatGPT platform.

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Sam Altman, the boss of OpenAI (ChatGPT), defended on Tuesday May 21 the generative synthetic intelligence (AI) designed by his firm as “safe enough”, and inspired the sector to maneuver ahead shortly on this know-how, regardless of present controversies round his start-up.

GPT-4, OpenAI's AI mannequin, “is far from perfect. We still have work to do, but it is generally considered robust enough and safe enough for a wide range of uses,” he mentioned. -he declared in Seattle on the stage of “Build”, the annual convention of Microsoft, its principal investor.

After the flamboyant bulletins from OpenAI and Google final week, and nicely earlier than these extremely anticipated from Apple in June, it was Microsoft's flip this week to showcase its improvements in know-how thought of a brand new industrial revolution. But the buildup of controversies has considerably stolen the highlight from the IT big, self-proclaimed “industry leader in AI”.

American actress Scarlett Johansson arrives at the premiere of "Asteroid City" at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, United States, on June 13, 2023
American actress Scarlett Johansson arrives on the premiere of “Asteroid City” at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, USA on June 13, 2023. © ANGELA WEISS / AFP/Archives

Sam Altman has simply apologized to actress Scarlett Johansson, who accuses him of getting copied her voice for the model new voice mode of ChatGPT. It additionally suspended Sky, the AI-generated voice in query, used throughout an indication of the capabilities of its new multimodal mannequin, GPT-4o.

In a press release Monday, the actress mentioned she refused the chief the suitable to make use of her voice, and mentioned she was “shocked” by the sturdy resemblance. “I was very surprised by how much I like the new voice mode,” mentioned Sam Altman, all smiles, on stage Tuesday.

“Flashy products”

He inspired the 1000’s of builders following the convention to “take advantage” of this “special period”, “the most exciting since the advent of mobile, or even the internet”. “Now is not the time to put off your ideas or wait for the next developments,” he insisted.

He additionally praised the efficiency of his new mannequin: “speed and cost are very important. With GPT-4o, we have managed to halve the price while doubling the speed.” And sooner or later, “models will become even more intelligent,” he promised, assuring that “that’s what matters most.”

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman shakes hands with Kevin Scott, executive vice president of Mirosoft, during the opening of the American IT giant's annual conference in Seattle on May 21, 2024.
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman shakes fingers with Kevin Scott, govt vp of Mirosoft, throughout the opening of the American IT big's annual convention in Seattle on May 21, 2024. © Jason Redmond / AFP

Many observers and elected officers are involved in regards to the ultra-rapid velocity at which tech giants are deploying ever extra subtle and humanized AI instruments. The teams, for his or her half, congratulate themselves on their exponential progress, and guarantee that “this is only the beginning”.

Apart from the dissonant voices, like Jan Leike, former head of the OpenAI group answerable for supervising the potential long-term risks of a “super AI”, with cognitive capacities much like these of people. He resigned final week, saying on X (previously Twitter) that the corporate was prioritizing “flashy new products” over safety. His co-director, Ilya Sutskever, a co-founder of the corporate, additionally left. OpenAI disbanded the group and distributed its members to different teams.

“Like medicine”

On Tuesday, Sam Altman assured that he took critically the safety problems with AI fashions, that are more and more used on a big scale regardless of the opacity of their operation. “It’s like when you take a medicine, you want to be sure it’s safe,” he famous.

“I would like to thank the OpenAI team for their partnership and responsible approach to innovation, which allows our industry to progress,” mentioned Satya Nadella, the boss of Microsoft, throughout his opening speech.

The Windows maker on Monday unveiled “Copilot+” PCs, new computer systems the place its Copilot AI interface and different instruments are built-in by default to assist the consumer with all the things from emails to skilled conferences and tasks. private.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during the Microsoft Build conference at the Seattle Convention Center Summit Building in Redmond, Washington, May 21, 2024
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks throughout the Microsoft Build convention on the Seattle Convention Center Summit Building in Redmond, Washington, May 21, 2024 © Jason Redmond / AFP

Like “Recall”, which permits the consumer to return in time on their PC, see all of the home windows they’ve opened, or ask Copilot to discover a doc for them. The instrument caught AI specialist Gary Marcus, who sees it as an “Orwellian function” and above all a “super target” for cyberattacks.

On a number of senior officers.

With AFP