Sam Altman Denies OpenAI Is Building AI "Creatures" - Futurism

Sam Altman, the former CEO of OpenAI, has denied rumors that the organization is developing artificial intelligence that could be used to create "creatures" capable of manipulating and interacting with their physical environment. In a statement to Futurism, Altman said that OpenAI has not yet developed any systems that approach the capability to achieve these goals.

The denial comes in the wake of a lawsuit filed by Elon Musk against OpenAI, alleging that the organization has strayed from its original mission of developing safe and beneficial AI for the common good and is instead focused on pursuing profit.

The lawsuit, filed in the Delaware Chancery Court, marks a significant escalation of the battle between Musk and Altman, who had previously collaborated to create OpenAI. The dispute has raised questions about the future of the organization and its plans for developing AI.

In the lawsuit, Musk alleges that OpenAI has violated its charter by pursuing profit-making activities, such as the development of a cloud-based AI system, which could compete with Musk's own company, Neuralink.

It remains to be seen how the lawsuit will impact the future of OpenAI and the development of AI. Altman's denial of the rumors about the development of "creatures" capable of manipulating and interacting with their environment suggests that the organization is still committed to developing safe and beneficial AI.

However, the lawsuit filed by Musk and the increasing focus on profit-making activities raise concerns about the potential for AI to be used for commercial purposes rather than for the benefit of all.

It will be important to monitor future developments in OpenAI and the broader AI community to ensure that the development and use of AI remain focused on maximizing benefits and minimizing risks for humanity as a whole.

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