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OpenAI CEO Admits Being Scared as Human Jobs are at Risk in an Interview

OpenAI CEO Admits Being Scared as Human Jobs are at Risk in an Interview

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI and creator of ChatGPT, made this honest confession in an interview with ABC News that he is ‘a little bit scared’ of ChatGPT’s potential. He says that his created AI chatbot can ‘eliminate’ several human jobs.

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He said, “We’ve got to be careful here.” Altman further admitted, “I think people should be happy that we are a little bit scared of this.” Talking about the raising concerns surrounding the use of ChatGPT for malicious intents and purposes, he said, “I’m particularly worried that these models could be used for large-scale disinformation. Now that they’re getting better at writing computer code, [they] could be used for offensive cyberattacks.”

Misuse scare

Sam is confident about the fact that ChatGPT is ‘very much in human control.’ However, he is not so sure about the people who would control the bot. Thus, he says, “There will be other people who don’t put some of the safety limits that we put on. Society, I think, has a limited amount of time to figure out how to react to that, how to regulate that, how to handle it.”

Latest update

The company has rolled out the updated version of ChatGPT which is called ChatGPT-4 recently. It is “more creative and collaborative” as stated in their official blog post than previous versions when tasks like writing screenplays and composing songs are concerned.


OpenAI has launched the ChatGPT Plus subscription for people in India as well. Thus, the users would get early access to all new features including ChatGPT-4. The company assures that the latest version is loaded with huge improvements from the previous version.

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Human jobs at risk

On the topic being raised about the elimination of human jobs due to ChatGPT, Altman said in the interview, “I think over a couple of generations, humanity has proven that it can adapt wonderfully to major technological shifts. But if this happens in a single-digit number of years, some of these shifts … That is the part I worry about the most.” However, as a sign of relief, he asserted, “Human creativity is limitless, and we find new jobs. We find new things to do.”