The governmental role moving forward
May 30, 2023
Ultimately, people look towards the government for next steps. On May 16, Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, testified before the U.S. Congress, urging for regulations to be set on the chatbot. “The question now is, how are the regulations going to be written? Are they going to do what they’re supposed to do? Are they going to prevent development? And again, what are the proper regulations for those systems?” Dr. Gini said.
In the past six-months, ChatGPT has offered society more questions than answers, ranging from education to future of the commercial world, forcing the world to consider what the future will look like. “When you are a person designing technology, you need to think about the ethics involved while you’re designing to make sure it’s not used for bad,” Seaver said. “So you sometimes really have to think outside the box and not everybody does it when they’re designing things. I think about Einstein with the ‘E=mc2,’[which] ended up being a nuclear bomb. He didn’t want that, he did not see that coming, and he tried to intellectually stop it, but it’s the same with any of this. It can be good or bad, and unfortunately, government laws come way later, after something bad happens.”