Google CEO Concerned AI misuse might hurt 2023
Sundar Pichai, the chief executive officer of Google, stated on Sunday that he was concerned about the urgency of deploying artificial intelligence technology and feared that it could be used for malicious purposes.
Mr. Pichai stated on CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ that what kept him awake at night was “the urgency to work and deploy it in a beneficial manner.” However, improper deployment can be extremely hazardous. And we do not yet have all the answers, and technology is advancing rapidly.”
He also emphasized the importance of avoiding what he termed “race conditions,” in which AI product developers from different companies attempt to introduce their products first.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai stressed safely deploying AI in order to benefit people and steering away from race-like conditions
Mr. Pichai did not explicitly criticize ChatGPT’s developer, OpenAI, in response to a question about the company, but he did say that others were concerned that releasing such potent technology would not give society enough time to adapt.
“I believe there are responsible individuals attempting to determine how to approach this technology, etc.,” he added.
Mr. Pichai’s remark comes days after the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) stated that technological advancements such as ChatGPT could have been published years earlier if Google had not monopolized the search market. Currently, Google is confronting two antitrust cases.
Separately, a group of U.S. states and the Department of Justice have filed lawsuits against Google for adding its search engine as the default in web browsers and mobile devices.
Microsoft has been accused by Google of engaging in anticompetitive cloud computing practices. Microsoft supports OpenAI.
Both Google and Microsoft are striving to deliver their respective chatbots, Bard and the artificial intelligence-powered Bing, to internet search users.