Testifying before the US Senate Judiciary subcommittee, Altman said, “My biggest fear is that as a technology industry, we could cause significant harm to the world if ChatGPT is not limited by legal regulations. I think this can happen in many different ways.”
“As with all technological revolutions, I expect there will be a significant impact on employment, but it is very difficult to predict exactly what that impact looks like,” Altman said, warning the Senate that ChatGPT technology “could go to very bad places.”
In his speech about the growing popularity of ChatGPT and the positive and negative possibilities of artificial intelligence, Samuel Harris Altman acknowledged that the government must step in to ensure that these changes are managed.
During the 3-hour meeting, Altman advised US Senators to establish an independent mechanism to conduct licensing audits of artificial intelligence technologies, and stated that a set of security standards could be established, including the evaluation of dangerous capabilities.
In this way, Altman said, it could be ensured that the models “cannot self-replicate and reproduce and act on their own.”
Some senators who spoke at the committee meeting also warned about corporate cooperation in the artificial intelligence market, pointing to the problems if a small number of technology companies dominate this sector.