OpenAI’s ChatGPT is a product, not AI research: Meta chief AI scientist

Chief AI scientist Yann LeCun said OpenAI’s ChatGPT represents a product, not research and development in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).

According to him, OpenAI hasn’t made any real scientific breakthroughs and ChatGPT is “not particularly innovative”.

“When we talk about GPT-4, or whatever OpenAI is releasing right now, we’re not talking about research and development, we’re talking about product development,” LeCun said during a live YouTube webcast. .

“OpenAI has gone from a relatively open AI research lab, as the name suggests, to a for-profit company, and now a sort of contract research lab mostly for Microsoft that no longer reveals anything about how they work, so that’s product development; it’s not R&D,” he said.

LeCun, along with Andrew Ng, founder and CEO of applied AI company and AI education company, opposed the proposed six-month moratorium on AI testing by AI researchers and billionaires, including Elon Musk. , reports ZDNet.

“I feel like while AI today has some risk of harm, it’s also creating real value, for education, for healthcare, it’s incredibly exciting, the value that so many people create to help others,” Ng said.

“As amazing as GPT-4 is today, building something even better than GPT-4 will help all of these apps help a lot of people,” Ng added.

LeCun predicted that the free flow of research will produce programs that meet or exceed the capabilities of GPT-4.

OpenAI is facing a new lawsuit, with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) being asked to investigate the company and suspend its commercial rollout of major language models, including ChatGPT.

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