Warren Buffett Likens ChatGPT As Dangerous As Making An Atomic Bomb

Billionaire Warren Buffett had shared about the explosion of ChatGPT in an annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway on 6th May. 

92-years-old billionaire, who is estimated as 6th wealthiest person in the world by Forbes, believed that ChatGPT of OpenAI has brought extremely impressive abilities and massively influenced. It was these capabilities, however, that frightened him.

Billionaire Warren Buffett

The 6th richest person in the world - Billionaire Warren Buffett (Source: Businessinsider)

“When something can do everything, we should start worrying", the billionaire shared. 

"We won't be able to reverse the process of inventing it, and you know, we also once invented the atomic bomb in World War II for a very valid reason."

“The crucial point is that we created it already. But is it good for the next 200 years when such an extraordinary capability is unleashed?”

This American billionaire is not the only influential figure voicing concerns about the rise of AI.

Dr. Geoffrey Hinton, a former AI expert of Google and known as “Godfather of AI", recently admitted that he “regretted” contributing to the development of this technology. 

Dr. Geoffrey Hinton

Dr. Geoffrey Hinton - “Godfather of deep learning" (Source: utoronto.ca)

“Right now, what we are witnessing like GPT-4 can outshine a human in terms of the general knowledge it possesses, and it will certainly continue on a long journey,” Dr. Hinton stated in an interview with the BBC.

“Preventing bad actors from using this technology for malicious purposes is indeed challenging."

Previously, when the San Francisco-based startup OpenAI unveiled a new version of ChatGPT in March 2023, more than 1000 top experts and researchers signed in a letter calling for a pause in the development of the new system due to the profound risks AI poses to society and humanity.

It can be denied that ChatGPT is a significant breakthrough in the field of language technology, especially with the ChatGPT Plus account which allows users access GPT-4. It is considered a technological revolution of the 21st century, because it can write an article, a historical-geographical presentation, university theses, a medical report or it can even assume the role of a programmer.

Nevertheless, the direct danger of this technology is its ability to generate an abundance of fake news worldwide with just a few ordinary paragraphs of text.

ChatGPT has some direct dangers

ChatGPT has some direct dangers (Source: Bernard Marr & Co.)

Besides, many technological experts warned that by using appropriate ChatGPT prompts, ChatGPT can also replace journalists, documentary filmmakers, or secretaries. This is nearly similar to what occurred in the 19th century when machines replaced textile industries or in the 15th century when Gutenberg invented the printing press.