Why the Post-Christian West is eagerly pursuing ‘Skynet’-Level AI

Posted on December 4, 2023 
Filed under Opinion, Theology

“OpenAI (chatGPT’s parent company) exists to develop ‘Skynet’-level Artificial Intelligence.  Or more specifically, a safe version of AI as intelligent as Skynet. In their founding charter, they write:

OpenAI’s mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence (AGI)—by which we mean highly autonomous systems that outperform humans at most economically valuable work—benefits all of humanity. We will attempt to directly build safe and beneficial AGI.

And if the recent ousting then return of OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman is any indication, they’re making progress. The ABC reported on Sunday:

Ahead of Altman’s ousting, several staff researchers wrote to the board of directors warning of a powerful discovery that they said could threaten humanity, according to Reuters. …”

– Akos Balogh writes at The Gospel Coalition Australia.