AI can fight the climate crisis and fuel a renewable-energy revolution. It could also kill countless jobs or incite nuclear war
The last few months have been by far the most exciting of my 17 years working on artificial intelligence. Among many other advances, OpenAI’s ChatGPT – a type of AI known as a large language model – smashed records in January to become the fastest-growing consumer application of all time, achieving 100 million users in two months.
No one knows for certain what’s going to happen next with AI. There’s too much going on, on too many fronts, behind too many closed doors. However, we do know that AI is now in the hands of the world, and, as a consequence, the world seems likely to be transformed.
Michael Osborne is a professor of machine learning at the University of Oxford, and a co-founder of Mind Foundry