AI experts tend to make two points they keep repeating publicly: how advanced and capable AI is today, but also how it won’t become the malicious Skynet in The Terminator. However, governments around the world are beginning to require companies to pledge safety, transparency and “Kill switch“In their technology, In case he goes rogue.

Ilya Sutskever, Former Chief Scientist at OpenAIHe founded his next company on this concept. The company announced, called Super-safe intelligenceIn a blog post on Wednesday, he pledged that his team, investors and business model are “all on the same page” and that his team has “one goal and one product: secure superintelligence.”

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“We treat safety and capability side by side, as technical problems to be solved through revolutionary engineering and scientific discovery,” he wrote, along with co-founders Daniel Gross, who wrote. From Apple’s AI teamAnd Daniel Levy, who preceded him I worked at OpenAI. “We plan to enhance our capabilities as quickly as possible while ensuring that our safety always remains at the forefront. This way, we can expand safely.”

Sutskever’s announcement had been expected since he left OpenAI in May. Sutskiver He reportedly helped drive Effort to He ousted OpenAI CEO Sam Altman last year. The boardroom coup ultimately failed after one of the company’s major investors, Microsoft, I hired Altman As hundreds of OpenAI employees publicly He threatened to withdraw and join him.

The question now is who will end up controlling one of the biggest potential new technologies in decades. OpenAI has continued apace without Sutskever, releasing new features Such as GPT-4oWhich the company said responds to people’s requests faster, is able to think better, and can conduct conversations by voice and through the smartphone camera. while, Google, apple, Facebook And Microsoft Announced new features and initiatives for AI to undertake each other and a growing field of startups.

Sutskever reportedly plans to take a different tack, telling Bloomberg in an interview that his company has no “near-term intention” to sell AI products or services.

“This company is special because their first product will be safe superintelligence, and they won’t do anything else until then,” Sutskever said. “It will be completely insulated from the external pressures of having to deal with a large, complex product and having to stay in the competitive rat race.”

Bloomberg said Sutskever refused to name Safe Superintelligence’s financial backers or reveal the amount raised by his company.

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