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The Creator of ChatGPT Thinks AI Should Be Regulated

Feb 06, 2023   |   TIME

OpenAI Chief Technology Officer and Dartmouth Engineering alumnna Mira Murati Th’12 talk to TIME magazine about her team launching ChatGPT and the “hard problems” still to figure out around the ethics and impact of of the "wildly popular AI chatbot that can answer complex questions with eerily humanlike skill."

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Mira Murati Th’12

"This is a unique moment in time where we do have agency in how it shapes society," Murati tells TIME. "And it goes both ways: the technology shapes us and we shape it. There are a lot of hard problems to figure out."

"How do you get the model to do the thing that you want it to do, and how you make sure it’s aligned with human intention and ultimately in service of humanity?"

Mira Murati Th’12, Chief Technology Officer of OpenAI

"There are also a ton of questions around societal impact, and there are a lot of ethical and philosophical questions that we need to consider. And it’s important that we bring in different voices, like philosophers, social scientists, artists, and people from the humanities."

"[AI] can be misused, or it can be used by bad actors. So, then there are questions about how you govern the use of this technology globally. How do you govern the use of AI in a way that’s aligned with human values?"

"It’s important for OpenAI and companies like ours to bring this into the public consciousness in a way that’s controlled and responsible. But we’re a small group of people and we need a ton more input in this system and a lot more input that goes beyond the technologies—definitely regulators and governments and everyone else."

"It’s very important for everyone to start getting involved, given the impact these technologies are going to have."

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