13 Apr

An "ChatGPT-like" personal artificial intelligence (AI) that can be installed and used on a home computer even without an internet connection has been presented by a hacking collective.

The release of the new AI tool comes as Elon Musk, a pioneering investor in OpenAI, warned that the advancement of AI has taken technology to a stage where it cannot be reversed.

The personal AI "GPT4All" was released on April 11 and was described as the "first PC" moment for personal AI by Brian Roemmele, the creator of the technology blog Multiplex.

According to reports, GPT4All, which was created by programmers from the AI development company Nomic AI, was created in just four days for a mere $1,300 and only needs 4GB of storage.
Although ChatGPT-4 from AI company OpenAI, which was a significant improvement above ChatGPT-3.5, is not as powerful, Roemmele cautioned that it is still a formidable tool in its own right, noting:

“Are there limitations? Of course. It is not ChatGPT 4, and it will not handle some things correctly. However, it is one of the most powerful Personal AI systems ever released.”

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Twitter, has been an outspoken opponent of artificial intelligence development. He co-wrote a letter, which was published on March 22 by the American think tank Future of Life Institute, urging all AI firms to "immediately pause" developing potent AI systems.

The letter cautioned that "human-competitive intelligence can pose profound risks to society and humanity," and Elon Musk repeated this concern in a jokey tweet he posted on April 12 titled "The Singularity is near."

The term "singularity" describes a speculative moment in history when technological advancement becomes unstoppable and irreversible, perhaps aided by a self-improving artificial intelligence.
While some see a technological singularity as a boon, others think it might be terrible and usher in a dystopian future akin to that shown in the iconic sci-fi series The Terminator.

In contrast to other experts, Roemmele believes that IA, or "Intelligence Amplification," is a better name for AI. In response to calls for a pause, Roemmele urged that people "choose a side."

By referencing Italy's March 31 restriction of ChatGPT, oemmele asserted that "AI is rapidly becoming the target of censorship, regulation, and worse," and added that "this may be the last chance to own your own AI."

Editor- Sarah Fathima Ahmed     

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