Leaders in the field of artificial intelligence seek to halt the development of strong AI systems due to concerns that humanity may be in danger.
They claim the rush to build AI systems is out of control and have signed an open letter warning of potential consequences.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, is one of those who wants to stop training AIs above a certain capacity for at least six months.
Steve Wozniak, a co-founder of Apple, and a few DeepMind researchers also signed.
The developer of ChatGPT, OpenAI, recently unveiled GPT-4, a cutting-edge technology that has stunned observers with its aptitude for tasks like identifying objects in photos.
The letter, from the Future of Life Institute and signed by the luminaries, requests a temporary halt to development at that stage and warns of the dangers that potential future, more sophisticated systems may present.