OpenAI Trains New AI Model For General Intelligence, Creates Safety Board

OpenAI said Tuesday it has begun training its next AI model to succeed the one powering ChatGPT, and anticipates that the system will bring the company to the next level of capabilities in artificial general intelligence (AGI).

AGI follows the path of supercomputing -- something that OpenAI at one time was not interested in developing.

The software aims to perform any intellectual task that a human can, including tasks it was not trained to do.

Amazon Web Services on its website describes AGI systems as technology that would have to “learn and think like humans, and develop a kind of consciousness and self-awareness,” as well as “recognize and understand human emotions" through facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice. It would have the ability to adjust the behavior of the AI as needed.

OpenAI also formed a committee to make recommendations to the company’s board about safety and security, just weeks after dissolving a team focused on AI safety.



“A first task of the Safety and Security Committee will be to evaluate and further develop OpenAI’s processes and safeguards over the next 90 days,” the blog post said.

At the end of the 90 days, the Safety and Security Committee will share their recommendations with the full Board, OpenAI said.

“Following the full Board’s review, OpenAI will publicly share an update on adopted recommendations in a manner that is consistent with safety and security,” the post explained.

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman will lead the new committee with board chair Bret Taylor and board member Nicole Seligman, the company said in a blog post.

The announcement follows the announcement in May by Jan Leike, an OpenAI executive focused on safety, that he would leave the company. Leike criticized and resigned from OpenAI for its underinvestment in AI safety.

“To all OpenAI employees, I want to say: Learn to feel the AGI. Act with the gravitas appropriate for what you're building,” Leike wrote on X. “I believe you can 'ship' the cultural change that's needed. I am counting on you.”

A new safety board also comes after the departure of Ilya Sutskever, who focused on ensuring that AI development serves human needs. Sutskever was part of ousting Altman last year, before reversing his support for his return.

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