Nomination for the History of AI 2022: OpenAI

Dec 25, 2022News

OpenAI and its co-founder and chief scientist Ilya Sutskeever are nominated for the HAI 2022 Award due to the organization’s work in DALL-E 2 and ChatGPT.

OpenAI is an AI research lab, with a mission statement of “promoting and developing friendly AI in a way that benefits humanity as a whole.” The project was founded in 2015 by individuals and groups such as Sam Altman, Elon Musk, AWS, and Y Combinator, who invested over $1 billion into the venture.

DALL-E 2 is a deep learning model that generates images and drawings through user prompts. ChatGPT is an AI chatbot that was launched in late November 2022. Users can ask questions or prompts, and ChatGPT could respond in kind, similar to what a human would answer.

There are concerns with DALL-E 2, and other AI art generators broadly, on copyright infringements. As these models study works done by artists, many see it as not being fairly compensated for their efforts. On the other program, ChatGPT’s flaws include some issues with answers to questions, with some accuracy. Some also have fears about it in education, that students may be able to spoof actual writing with whatever ChatGPT spit out.

Policies that could potentially combat these issues in OpenAI’s programs include oversight or guidance to be beneficial to mankind, moving them away from sensitive or social-manipulating arenas. To this end, it should be ensured that DALL-E and ChatGPT would follow BGF guidelines and the fundamental rights and ethics.