- OpenAI CEO Sam Altman tweeted that he lastly watched the film “Ex Machina.”
- The 2015 sci-fi movie particulars the story of an uncontrollable AI-powered robotic.
Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, spent Wednesday night time watching the 2015 film “Ex Machina” for the primary time.
The film particulars the story of a wealthy tech billionaire, Nathan, who creates an AI-powered humanoid robotic named Ava.
Nathan desires to push that inquiry one step additional and recruits the assistance of his worker Caleb to find out how shut Ava is to finish human consciousness — or synthetic normal intelligence.
Nathan asks Caleb to manage a Turing check of kinds, referring to a check initially developed by the pc scientist Alan Turing to find out whether or not a machine can assume like a human, however typically used extra typically to explain behavioral checks for “presence of thoughts” in response to Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Finally, Ava turns into uncontrollable and escapes into human society, killing Nathan and abandoning Caleb within the course of.
The movie — now greater than eight years outdated — appears extra prescient than ever given the present AI increase, which was largely fueled by OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
Altman himself has written concerning the dangers of synthetic normal intelligence and signed letters concerning the threats posed by AI.
However in a tweet Thursday morning, Altman mentioned that whereas he thought “Ex Machina” was a “fairly good film,” he nonetheless wasn’t certain why “everybody” advised him to observe it.
—Sam Altman (@sama) June 1, 2023
Within the feedback of Altman’s tweet some Twitter customers urged that our present actuality is even stranger than fiction:
—Ahmed Reza (@AhmedRezaT) June 1, 2023
One other person pointed to the bounds of the Turing check in evaluating a AI’s functionality:
—abdullah (@bdullahmostafa) June 1, 2023
Maybe the largest distinction between Ava and ChatGPT? The ability of seduction.
“GPT-4 hasn’t tried to seduce you has it?” one user asked.
OpenAI didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for a remark.