“To its credit, OpenAI suggests “avoiding high-stakes uses altogether”, but no one seems to be paying attention.” 

– Stuart Russell

IN THE GUARDIAN, AI specialist Stuart Russell warns large language models, such as ChatGPT, are being deployed too fast for the good of society. Russell was one of the signatories to a recent open letter calling for a pause in more powerful technologies.

The letter calls for the pause so better guardrails can be put in place. He reviews the key themes here.

Stuart Russell is a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, a frequent speaker about AI, and co-author of the leading textbook about artificial intelligence systems.


Stuart Russell: AI has much to offer humanity. It could also wreak terrible harm. It must be controlled
THE GUARDIAN | April 2, 2023 | by Stuart Russell