Bill Gates Expresses Concern to Sam Altman that AI will Replace him in his Job

By Consultants Review Team Friday, 12 April 2024

Bill Gates, a co-founder of Microsoft, has expressed amazement at the extraordinary intelligence of AI models like ChatGPT. Even while he recognized that he didn't completely understand how these models processed complex material, such as Shakespearean writings, Gates acknowledged the noteworthy advancements in AI technology, saying, "I was very sceptical." I had no idea ChatGPT would become so excellent.In a recent episode of his podcast, "Unconfuse Me with Bill Gates," Gates and Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, discussed the state of artificial intelligence today and what lies ahead.

Altman clarified the growing focus on interpretability research, which seeks to understand the intricacies involved in AI encoding and functioning. Comparing the understanding of human brain function to the decoding of AI mechanisms, Altman voiced hope for the ultimate clarification of AI technology, which would support its development and use. Looking back to OpenAI's early construction of GPT-1, Altman said, "OpenAI had no deep understanding of how it worked or why it worked when they built GPT-1."

Gates emphasized the potential of AI to address urgent global concerns, such redefining healthcare and education and tackling difficult societal issues. But he also expressed concerns about the implications of sophisticated AI, especially with relation to mass job displacement.

"I could even lose my job," Gates said in a direct manner.

Gates said, "I get a lot of excitement that, hey, I'm good at working on malaria, and malaria eradication, and getting smart people and applying resources to that," with a look of existential confusion on his face. The moment the machine tells me, "Bill, go play pickleball; I've eradicated malaria." If you simply consider slowly, then this is a philosophically perplexing situation."

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