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OpenAI CEO says Elon Musk is 'totally wrong' about criticism of company

By Oliver Davis
Published in OpenAI
June 17, 2023
1 min read
OpenAI CEO says Elon Musk is 'totally wrong' about criticism of company

OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company co-founded by Elon Musk, has faced criticism from its own co-founder, who says Musk is “totally wrong” about the company. In an interview with CNBC, OpenAI CEO, Sam Altman, refuted Musk’s claim that the company’s research poses a risk to society and disagreed with the idea that AI should have limited exposure in society.

According to Altman, OpenAI takes a “safety-first” approach to its research and its AI technology is incapable of causing harm to humans. He added that restrictions on AI could slow down progress and stifle innovation. The debate over the potential risks of AI has been ongoing, with some industry insiders, including Musk, warning that AI poses an existential threat to human civilization.

Altman’s comments come as OpenAI has partnered with tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon to jointly develop artificial intelligence technology. OpenAI has also been focusing on developing its own AI systems in the areas of natural language processing, robotics, and gaming.

While the debate over the potential risks of AI will continue, Altman’s comments are a reminder that not every expert agrees with Musk’s views. As AI continues to evolve and influence more aspects of our lives, it’s important to have a balanced discussion and approach to ensure that the technology is developed in a responsible manner.

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