'Didn't Expect ChatGPT To Get So Good,' As AI Is Expected To Take Away People's Jobs

Bill Gates
Microsoft co-founder and former CEO

When speaking talk about technology and advances in computers, there is only a few people that should first come into mind.

One of the them, should be Bill Gates

As the co-founder of Microsoft, which made world-changing software, like Windows, Office, Bing and many more, pretty much everything he says seems to be taken into consideration by many people.

But Gates is aske about his opinions regarding the name leaders in AI, the billionaire puts Sam Altman's name on top.

He and his team at OpenAI have pushed the boundaries of what AI can do with ChatGPT.

And this is where Gates said that "AI models are the stupidest they’ll ever be," because in the future, when the technology is perfected, the societies will adapt to technological change, and everything will be history.

Bill Gates.
Bill Gates.
"I was very skeptical. I didn't expect ChatGPT to get so good."

In a podcast titled 'Unconfuse Me with Bill Gates,' the tech magnate OpenAI CEO Sam Altman spoke for a deep dive into the state and future of AI.

Gates, initially skeptical of AI’s rapid advancements, expressed his astonishment at how sophisticated AI models like ChatGPT have become, acknowledging his lack of understanding about how these models encode complex information such as Shakespearean texts.

Gates is clear on his blog post at Gates Notes, that he is predicting a near future, where the world is dominated by AI.

His concerns are the downsides of AI, such as taking people’s jobs, saying that only a few jobs will survive this kind of technology, which is rapidly improving "with no upper bound".

Gates is even worried that AI would lead to the destruction of jobs, even his.

"I could even lose my job."

"If we have good guys who have equally powerful systems that hopefully minimizes that problem. There’s the chance of the system taking control."

"I get a lot of excitement that, hey, I'm good at working on malaria, and malaria eradication, and getting smart people and applying resources to that. When the machine says to me, ‘Bill, go play pickleball, I've got malaria eradication. You're just a slow thinker,' then it is a philosophically confusing thing."

"Yes, we’re going to improve education, but education to do what, if you get to this extreme, which we still have a big uncertainty. For the first time, the chance that might come in the next 20 years is not zero,"

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But still, Gates is seeing the positive sides of AI, and how the technology could reshape the society.

Gates expressed his belief that AI could pave the way for a significant shift in the corporate world, one of which, is by introducing a three-day work week for humanity.

"If you eventually get a society where you only have to work three days a week, that's probably OK," said Gates.

At the session both Gates and Altman discussed about AI’s potential to address significant challenges, from productivity improvements to solving complex social issues.

While Altman shared his optimism for AI’s ability to transform industries such as coding, healthcare and education, Gates pondered the philosophical and existential questions posed by advanced AI capabilities.

"So, I'd love to have people working on the hardest human problems, like whether we get along with each other," Gates added. "I think that would be an extremely positive if we thought the AI could contribute to humans getting along with each other."

In another occasion, Gates predicted that blue-collar AI-powered robots would come before AI that can "rewrite The Pledge of Allegiance the way Donald Trump would write it."

Gates is envisioning a future where AI takes over many of the manual and repetitive tasks currently performed by humans, but in a good way.

Gates hopes that one day, machine would become adept at "making all the food and stuff," as Gates phrased it, and freeing up human time and potentially leading to a more balanced work-life dynamic.