ChatGPT’s parent company OpenAI’s CEO, Sam Altman, has often admitted the possibility of AI taking away human jobs. However, he has also said that due to the boom in AI, a lot of newer jobs will also be created for humans. Altman is in India currently and as per reports, will also be meeting PM Narendra Modi during his visit. The young entrepreneur, who is behind the chatbot that has the potential to change the world, talked about the future of AI in an interview with Economic Times.
Sam Altman on AI taking human jobs
In conversation with the publication, Altman said that ‘some jobs’ will be going away due to AI but new ones will be created as well. When he was asked if AI will cause job loss, the CEO said, “Every tech revolution leads to job change. In two generations, we can adapt to any amount of labour market change and there are new jobs and they are usually better. That is going to happen here, too. Some jobs are going to go away. There will be new, better jobs that are difficult to imagine today.”
Sam Altman also talked about AI regulation in the interview. Recently, the OpenAI CEO had made headlines for talking about AI regulation in front of US lawmakers. He had said that OpenAI is willing to cooperate with the government in order to ensure that AI is regulated.
Talking about AI regulation with ET, he said that it is important but only for the big players in the market. Smaller companies shouldn’t have to worry about AI regulations. He said, “We have explicitly said there should be no regulation on smaller companies. The only regulation we have called for is on ourselves and people bigger.”
During his India visit, Altman is like to meet top government officials, including the PM. The OpenAI CEO is travelling across the globe to discuss AI with the leaders of different countries.
He had tweeted about his visit to India last week.
Union Minister on AI regulation
Earlier, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar had talked about Sam Altman’s statement on the need for AI regulation. The Union Minister, according to a Moneycontrol report, had said that even though Sam Altman ‘is a smart man’ and has ideas about AI regulation, India has its own views on the same.
He was quoted saying by the publication, “Sam Altman is obviously a smart man. He has his own ideas about how AI should be regulated. We certainly think we have some smart brains in India as well and we have our own views on how AI should have guardrails.”
He added, “If there is eventually a United Nations of AI – as Sam Altman wants – more power to it. But that does not stop us from doing what is right for our digital nagriks (citizens) and keeping the internet safe and trusted.”