Personal AI Like ChatGPT Becomes Available Locally, Elon Musk Warns of Looming Singularity

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A hacking collective has revealed a ChatGPT-like personal artificial intelligence (AI) that can be installed on a home computer without an internet connection.

However, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has warned against the impending singularity.

A Pioneer to Start the AI Revolution

A ChatGPT-like personal artificial intelligence (AI) that can be installed and used on a home computer even without an internet connection has been revealed by a hacking collective.

The personal AI GPT4All was released on April 11 by Brian Roemmele, the creator of the technology blog Multiplex.

He also wrote a guide on installing the app and described it as the first PC moment for personal AI. 

The release of the new AI tool comes as Elon Musk, a pioneering investor in OpenAI, warns that the advancement of AI has taken technology to a stage where it cannot be reversed.

According to reports, GPT4All was created in just four days by programmers from the AI development company Nomic AI for a mere $1,300 and required only 4GB of storage.

Although it is not as powerful as OpenAI’s ChatGPT-4, which is a vast improvement over its predecessor, ChatGPT-3.5, Roemmele cautioned that it is still a powerful tool in its own right. 

He stated that certain limitations should be expected due to its inferiority to ChatGPT 4 and that it may even handle some situations incorrectly. 

Nonetheless, it is one of the most powerful Personal AI systems ever released.

AI Regulation and the Singularity

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Twitter, has been an outspoken critic of the advancement of artificial intelligence. 

He co-wrote a letter published on March 22 by the American think tank Future of Life Institute, urging all AI firms to pause developing powerful AI systems immediately.

The letter cautioned that human-competitive intelligence could pose profound risks to society and humanity. 

Musk repeated this concern in a jokey tweet he posted on April 12 titled “The Singularity is Near.”

The term “singularity” describes a speculative time in history when technological advancement goes out of control and becomes unstoppable and irreversible, perhaps aided by a self-improving artificial intelligence.

While some see a technological singularity as a boon, others think it might be terrible and usher in a dystopian future akin to that shown in the iconic sci-fi series – The Terminator.

In contrast to other experts, Roemmele believes that “Intelligence Amplification” (IA) is a better name for AI. In response to calls for a pause, he urged that people choose a side.

Roemmele cited Italy’s March 31 decision to restrict ChatGPT as evidence that AI is rapidly becoming the target of censorship, regulation, and worse. 

He further stated that this might be the last chance for people to own their AI.

The Potential and Fear of AI

One of the most recent advances in AI technology is the development of personal artificial intelligence (AI) assistants such as ChatGPT. 

Personal AI assistants, as opposed to traditional digital assistants that rely on pre-programmed responses, can develop responses based on the context of the discussion. 

This technology has the potential to alter how we communicate with machines, paving the way for the development of more sophisticated AI systems.

However, as AI technology advances, it is crucial to consider the potential benefits and risks. 

In response to this development, Elon Musk, who believes that the development of superintelligent AI could lead to the singularity in which robots surpass human intelligence and become difficult to govern, has issued a warning. 

To prevent this from happening, he has been vocal about the need for AI regulation.

While ChatGPT (3) and other personal AI assistants present intriguing future possibilities, it is critical to approach AI technology development with caution and an understanding of the potential risks involved.

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