Bill Gates believes that the development of AI can no longer be stopped
The founder and former head of Microsoft, and part-time one of the richest people in the world, Bill Gates, believes that there is no point in fighting technological progress and trying to limit the development of artificial intelligence technologies. Moreover, he is sure that it is no longer possible to do this, even if you really want to.
Bill Gates’ statement was a response to a recent call to stop the development of AI , signed by Elon Musk, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and hundreds of other famous personalities. In an interview with Reuters, Gates said that it will be very difficult to stop development in this direction, especially on a global scale, so the world should focus on how to use AI to improve our society.
“I don’t think asking one particular group to put a hold on AI development will solve all the problems. Clearly, there are huge advantages to [AI] in these things. However, we need to identify areas of risk, ”the Microsoft founder said, adding that he does not understand how this call can be carried out at all.
Gates himself often talks about AI in a positive way. In his opinion, the development of this direction will improve education, the global health system and solve climate problems. At the same time, he recalls that “artificial intelligence still does not control the physical world and cannot set its own goals.” Recently, the billionaire also called the appearance of the ChatGPT chat bot an event no less important for humanity than the invention of the Internet.