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A Fork in the Road for Artificial Intelligence Developers and Regulators: Jake Morabito in The Washington Times

The over regulation of artificial intelligence could have the unintended consequence of stifling innovation.

ALEC Communications and Technology Task Force Director Jake Morabito authored a guest column in The Washington Times explaining how closed systems and overregulation could stifle America’s burgeoning artificial intelligence industry.

Researchers and practitioners in the AI space were alarmed this month after discovering that GPT-4, the latest and greatest upgrade to the AI chatbot ChatGPT, is no longer open-sourced. This decision could have the unintended consequence of stifling innovation.

Despite its founding mission statement and commitments to collaboration, OpenAI has locked up ChatGPT’s secret sauce and made it impossible for third parties to vet OpenAI’s claims that the new GPT-4 has addressed the safety, accuracy, and bias concerns recently raised by users.

This includes limiting access to crucial details about the machine learning data set and to the methodology used to train the new ChatGPT. Previously, researchers and the general public could use this to validate and study how the underlying AI model works.

Read the entire column here.