**[A young Belgian man recently died by suicide after talking to a chatbot named ELIZA for several weeks, spurring calls for better protection of citizens and the need to raise awareness.](https://www.brusselstimes.com/430098/belgian-man-commits-suicide-following-exchanges-with-chatgpt)**
"Without these conversations with the chatbot, my husband would still be here," the man's widow has said, according to La Libre. She and her late husband were both in their thirties, lived a comfortable life and had two young children.
AI systems with human-competitive intelligence can pose profound risks to society and humanity, as shown by extensive research and acknowledged by top AI labs. As stated in the widely-endorsed Asilomar AI Principles, Advanced AI could represent a profound change in the history of life on Earth, and should be planned for and managed with commensurate care and resources. Unfortunately, this level of planning and management is not happening, even though recent months have seen AI labs locked in an out-of-control race to develop and deploy ever more powerful digital minds that no one – not even their creators – can understand, predict, or reliably control.
cross-posted from: https://mastodon.uno/users/informapirata/statuses/110105788151217321
> Per una moratoria internazionale sulle intelligenze artificiali gigantesche: Pause Giant AI Experiments: An Open Letter
> Chiediamo a tutti i laboratori di intelligenza artificiale di sospendere immediatamente per almeno 6 mesi l'addestramento di sistemi di intelligenza artificiale più potenti di GPT-4.
> Grazie a [@robertabarone](https://poliversity.it/@robertabarone) per la segnalazione
> cc [@filosofia](https://poliverso.org/profile/filosofia)
"It’s not uncommon for Chinese authorities to forcibly “disappear” business executives, a practice that has increased in recent years under President Xi Jinping. Some executives have never been heard from again. Some have returned to work as if nothing had happened. Some ended up going to prison. Some even mysteriously died when incarcerated."
cross-posted from: https://beehaw.org/post/311970
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"if ChatGPT, for example, built your plugin, you have to verify that all the code used is GPL compatible. Just like you are expected to validate licenses on libraries and code-snippets, everything in your plugin has to be GPL compatible. Should we determine that your code is a copy of someone else’s or includes code from non-GPL plugins, your submission will be rejected and any live plugins will be closed."
"Right now,* if you ask Microsoft’s Bing chatbot if Google’s Bard chatbot has been shut down, it says yes, citing as evidence a news article that discusses a tweet in which a user asked Bard when it would be shut down and Bard said it already had, itself citing a comment from Hacker News in which someone joked about this happening, and someone else used ChatGPT to write fake news coverage about the event. "