Last week, I wrote that the tech industry seems to have gone into AI overdrive, and this week something unexpected happened: a group of people called for a temporary halt of AI research (specifically, training LLMs more advanced than GPT-4). Other claimed that this doesn't go far enough, and called for a complete shut-down of AI.

Of course, the conversation is more nuanced than that, and it eventually led to Google's CEO Sundar Pichai being interviewed by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton of the Hard Fork podcast.

We're living in exciting times, and I can definitely relate to people's concerns of being made redundant or having parts of their job replaced by AI - but, like most of the people who answered my Twitter poll, I don't think that AI will enable us to work less.

Peter 🔥