Posted: 30.03.2023 12:34:00

Tesla, Apple urged AI labs to immediately stop part of development

In their open letter on the Future of Life Institute, the heads of Tesla and Apple called on the creators of artificial intelligence to stop the research of powerful systems for at least six months. The letter was signed by more than two hundred experts in the field of artificial intelligence, including Elon Musk who heads Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp.


“We call on all AI laboratories to immediately suspend training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4 for at least six months. This break should be public... If such a pause cannot be enacted quickly, governments should step in and institute a moratorium,” the letter reads.

Experts say that artificial intelligence systems can pose a serious danger to society and humanity. This has been shown by extensive research and is recognised by leading artificial intelligence laboratories.

It is stated in the text that AI labs and independent experts should take advantage of this pause to jointly develop and implement a set of shared safety protocols for AI design and development that are rigorously audited and overseen by independent external experts. These protocols should ensure that systems are secure.

Experts also recalled that a six-month pause does not mean a halt in the AI development as a whole. This is just a step back from a dangerous race towards ‘unpredictable, always larger black boxes, developing new capabilities’.