STORY: From an extinction warning for humans, to what Vladimir Putin thinks about artificial intelligence, this is Generation AI…
OpenAI staff warned the company’s board of a breakthrough in tech that could endanger humanity.
That’s according to Reuters sources.
Details of the warning remain unknown, but it was reportedly a key development ahead of boss Sam Altman’s brief ousting from the company.
Vladimir Putin says the West can’t be allowed a monopoly on AI.
The Russian president says his country must massively scale up its supercomputing capacity, and said a new national AI strategy would soon be agreed.
But observers say Moscow is hindered by sanctions and an outflow of tech talent following the conflict in Ukraine.
Nvidia appears to have delayed the launch of new AI chips for China.
They’re supposed to get around U.S. controls on the exports of the most cutting-edge silicon.
But Reuters sources say the products are delayed, potentially creating an opportunity for Chinese rivals like Huawei.
Amazon has unveiled its own chip aimed at cloud computing applications.
It’s designed to train AI systems and is said to be four times faster than an earlier version.
The move steps up rivalry with Microsoft, which unveiled its own custom silicon just weeks ago.
The U.S., UK and more than a dozen other countries unveiled a plan to keep AI safe from rogue actors.
Critics say the agreement isn’t binding and is full of general recommendations, like keeping AI safe from abuse.
But U.S. regulators say it’s important that so many nations have committed to putting safety first.