ChatGPT and its variants of AI chatbots have evolved at a frankly terrifying pace, but it looks like the next big leap in brain power won’t happen anytime soon.
Talking about event at MITOpenAI CEO and co-founder Sam Altman confirmed that the company is not currently training GPT-5, which would be the successor to the recently released GPT-4 (on which ChatGPT is based).
The co-founder was asked about the last one open letter spread by tech leaders who asked companies like OpenAI to halt the development of their AI systems that would be “more powerful than ChatGPT.”
The letter raised concerns about the security of future systems, but since it was circulated, it has drawn criticism, with people disagreeing over the nature of the proposed AI threat and how the industry would “hold” production in the first place.
Altman said at the event that the letter missed many nuances about where they were supposed to stay, and also addressed the claim that OpenAI was already working on GPT-5. The CEO said, “We’re not and we won’t be for a while,” adding that “in that sense, it was [the letter] was a bit silly.”
But that doesn’t take OpenAI off the hook and suggests the team sits back and takes a break. Altman emphasized at the event that “We’re doing other things besides GPT-4, which I think have various security issues that are important to address that were completely omitted from the letter,” he said, suggesting the company is at least aware of public safety concerns and seeks to address them in some way.
A silent reflection
Personally, I’m relieved to hear that we’re not yet to see a new wave of impressive and somewhat scary updates to the AI-powered chatbot. There’s no denying that ChatGPT is an excellent tool that has proven its worth in many industries and personal applications, but a break from even bigger “updates” can be a good thing.
Without a massive update on the horizon and a newly trained bot, we can take a little more time to really understand the version we have and reflect and redirect the way we interact and feel with ChatGPT. It almost feels like a blur with how quickly it seems to have buried itself in our lives.
Hopefully while AI companies such as OpenAI develop further precautions, we can expect a less frenzied deployment of AI integration among ChatGPT chatbots and let the dust settle so we can all take a look at the tech we’ve all just come together. received, and find out not only how we feel about it, but also how we plan to live with it. It seems that ChatGPT and other AI chatbots will not disappear for a long time.