Open AI: “Aligning AI Systems with Human Values Is a Top Priority for Our Company”

IBL News | New York

Sam Altman, CEO at Open AI [in the picture, along with Microsoft CEO), addressed yesterday the controversial topic of ethics of AI and how these systems should behave. He advocated for “less biased defaults, lots of user customization within very broad bounds, and public input on bounds and defaults.”

In a blog post titled “How should AI systems behave, and who should decide” published on the OpenAI’s website, the company insisted that “our mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence (AGI) benefits all of humanity.”

“Improving our methods for aligning AI systems with human values is a top priority for our company, particularly as AI systems become more capable.”

“Unlike ordinary software, our models are massive neural networks; their behaviors are learned from a broad range of data, not programmed explicitly.”

Regarding the cultural war and political bias of ChatGPT, OpenAI shared a portion of our guidelines that pertain to controversial topics. “Our guidelines are explicit that reviewers should not favor any political group.”

OpenAI also said it is developing an upgrade to its viral chatbot that users can customize as it works to address concerns about bias in artificial intelligence.

The San Francisco-based startup, which Microsoft Corp has funded and used to power its latest technology, said it has worked to mitigate political and other biases but also wanted to accommodate more diverse views.