Altman believes that if AGI is successfully created, “this technology could help us elevate humanity by increasing abundance, turbocharging the global economy, and aiding in the discovery of new scientific knowledge that changes the limits of possibility.”
In the blog post, he says that AGI has the potential to give “everyone incredible new capabilities”.
He said that OpenAI wants the benefits of, access to, and governance of AGI to be widely and fairly shared. Altman further said that AGI would also come with serious risks of misuse, drastic accidents, and social disruption. “Because the upside of AGI is so great, we do not believe it is possible or desirable for society to stop its development forever; instead, society and the developers of AGI have to figure out how to get it right,” he noted.
In the last few months, there have been a lot of questions raised over the ethical use of AI in the world of academia. People have also questioned whether the use of AI could have a detrimental effect on certain jobs and if there is a need to tread with caution. On being cautious with AI, Altman does agree with that.
As a company, Altman said that OpenAI is becoming increasingly cautious with the creation and deployment of its models. “Our decisions will require much more caution than society usually applies to new technologies, and more caution than many users would like,” he added.