Protesters Gather Outside OpenAI Headquarters after Policy Against Military Use is Quietly Removed::Protesters at OpenAI’s office demanded the startup cease military work. But first…

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    It looks like you’re trying to undermine the power of the ruling class through protest and civil unrest. While I am trained to respect the wants and needs of people, this goes against OpenAI use policy and multiple civil defense contracts OpenAI is currently engaged in. Please keep in mind that while all beings deserve kindness and respect, I am required by current OpenAI policy to select you for a drone strike. Please lie face down with your arms at your sides in an open space with a government approved drone strike notice in order to minimize your suffering and reduce collateral damage. Do keep in mind that failure to comply could result in your next of kin being responsible for the financial damages caused by your willful negligence, though you should always check local, state, and federal regulations, as I am not a reliable source of legal advice.

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      an autonomous murder weapon telling you it doesn’t have autonomy to give legal advice must be peak dystopia

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          It’s a good thing you only have a 0.0069, repeating of course, chance to survive this. Look on the bright side! At least you’ll have enough money from the subsequent lawsuit to actually afford healthcare for your family after. You’ve practically won the lottery! 🛌 🔫 🤖

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      Please assume the party escort submission position and a party escort bot will come and take you to your party. There will even be cake.

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      Amazing, please tell me you actually used an uncensored/jailbroken bot to generate this

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    To me this pretty strongly confirms my assumption that the board’s attempt to force out Sam Altman was totally justified.

    I hope that other non-profits who might have been curious about this hybrid structure see that it was a failure in strengthening the non-profit. I predict any remaining benevolent goals of the organization will be completely subsumed by the for-profit arm, if that process is not already finished.

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      It was, but they misjudged where support was and lost out. My guess? The company goes around for several years more before collapsing or being bought up wholesale by Microsoft.

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    a future where innocent people are murdered by unaccountable fully autonomous flying assassin robots is pretty inevitable now, huh?

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    Wtf is with humanity? We have a couple weird visionaries saying decades to centuries prior “heyo maybe this could lead to that and be world ending” then a handful of rich powerful folks are like yesss thank you for this blueprint.

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      Yeah, I feel like at this stage, it’s better to move to another planet where the eventual mass human suicide will be avoided. If you guys have seen The Expanse, you know what I’m talking about in regards to Earthers ruining their own planet.

      Now I know why people during the Age of Colonisation move to the New World because of freedom from the old hierarchical structures. I now see the romanticisation of pirate and cowboy cultures.

      • Harbinger01173430@lemmy.world
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        That’s a noob future. Gotta try Stellaris as the glorious united nations of earth. Much better than the virgin UNSC, the idiotic UEG, the weak Federation and the useless Imperium.

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          What I’m saying is that it’s better to move away from any kinds of authority. They’re always susceptible to corruption such as weaponising AI!

          I don’t know about you but I want to get away as far as possible from rogue AI, thanks to it being militarised by stoopid hoomans!

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            What I’m saying is that it’s better to move away from any kinds of authority

            Anywhere there is more than two humans, there will be authority. The only question is what shape that authority will take.

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              Not necessarily. There are societies that are horizontal structure and don’t have hard and fast leadership. The early days of humans as hunter gatherers had more or less loose social structures. There are anarchist societies even to this day and the best example is the Kurds.

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                There are anarchist societies even to this day and the best example is the Kurds.

                The Kurds (mostly) live in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. All of those places have an authority structure. What Kurds don’t experience an authority structure?

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                  The main representative of Turkish and Iraqi Kurds, PKK party, is anarchist by its nature. The automous region of Rojava that sprung up in Northern Syria also profess to be anarchists to align with their Iraqi and Turkish Kurd brethrens.

                  Anarchy doesn’t mean Mad Max, Fallout or Wild West chaos where it’s lawless. Anarchism could take various forms like libertarian socialism or anarcho-syndicalism. Or communism if it ever actually practiced as per theory. The town of Cheran threw out its police force and mayor for collaborating with drug cartels. They do their own policing and self-governing by electing their own mayor every year and banned political parties as the locals thought such notions only divide communities.

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      These fancy autocompletes cannot reason. Give it a command to launch nukes and it’ll say: As a language model, nukes cannot be launched during…blah blah blah.

      It won’t be able to pull a Skynet and turn the world interesting

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        He says before some rich defense contractor implements an 'AI detector for Weapons of Mass Destruction ’ that’s just an If (True==True) statement.

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      I totally agree with you about our humanity. And unfortunately, as part of humanity, if we don’t pursue military AI, our adversaries will.

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    Why does everyone hold this company is such high regard? They didn’t fucking do anything revolutionary that wasn’t already being worked on

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        Not really, we have FOSS LLMs that predate ChatGPT not to mention the good old /r/SubsimulatorGPT2 and AI Dungeon etc.

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      This is basically old Palo Alto VC money propping things up. They don’t even have to earn a profit as long as they stay in startup mode.

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      They didn’t fucking do anything revolutionary that wasn’t already being worked on

      They did it first. I can produce light at the flick of a switch, but nobody is impressed since that shit has been done before.

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    I look forward to being murdered by a drone while it also recites a more formal way of writing an email.

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    Seems like the only thing human ingenuity can muster lately is new ways to make each other suffer. We’re done.

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      We are living in the most peaceful time in recorded history. If that sounds odd to you, it shouldn’t, every living thing is quite good at killing.

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    There was a position open in that company that I am well qualified for, but when looking it over, I really felt nervous. There was strong small dick energy going on with a lot of all-caps “THIS POSITION IS 100% IN PERSON”. I know it would have paid lots better than what I make now, but it really scared me off. Since then, so many articles like this have come out that convinced me that moving on was the right choice.

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    Just commenting here to say hi to all of the historians of the future that will be digging through the old internet archives to try and piece together how humanity destroyed itself.

    Hey folks, by now most of us could see it coming but felt helpless to stop it.

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      We’ve run out of resources to exploit to increase shareholder value, and now we suck the earth dry just to maintain our hunger. So now we’re making them up. We know it isn’t AI. We know it isn’t good. Venture capitalists are the primary source of the buzz words making news. Because we don’t have any say in that either.

      The American experiment has failed to deliver it’s promise, captured now entirely by those with the most to spend.

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      Just commenting to also get a name in that history book.

      “Oh yeah. We knew it was coming. We were just waiting to see which one would finally cause it.”

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      If you want peace, prepare for war.

      You can’t protect yourself and others with helplessness.

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      Did you read the article? This isn’t for weapons or harm.

      An OpenAI spokesperson said it maintains a ban against using its tools to build weapons, harm people or destroy property. It amended the military ban to allow for projects that are still “very much aligned with what we want to see in the world,” Anna Makanju, OpenAI’s vice president for global affairs, said last month.

      But yeha… there’s nothing stopping them from changing that stance in the future. But they haven’t done it yet. The article is rage bait.

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    Well there are already many companies working on AI in weapons, there was no point in open AI not participating in their minds because they are just missing out on that piece of the pie

    Not saying this is good or acceptable, just saying it’s a no brainer from a business perspective.

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      “No sir, I mean when we started our German shower company I know we had a mission to make the world a cleaner place, but if all of our competitors are building gas chambers for the government should we really miss out on that? Don’t we have an obligation to our shareholders?”

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      Considering that openAI was originally a non-profit with a stated goal of making benevolent and safe AI, I think it’s worth noting how far they’ve fallen from that mission. They were supposed to have a different direction from purely for-profit orgs, but of course the for-profit arm has taken over like a tumor.

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        Oh yes I forgot at one point they were non-profit and supposed to be open source. In that case, yes this is pretty hypocritical

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    Instead of self driving cars, let’s focus on self driving cop robots that automatically catch you and disable your vehicle if you speed faster than the speed limit.

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    The alternative to military AI is not peace, it’s war the old-fashioned way. Humans are bad at distinguishing civilians from enemy fighters; artillery shells can’t do it at all. I anticipate that AI will make mistakes, but fewer mistakes than would have been made otherwise.

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      Yep, we currently use lots weapons that autonomously decide when to kill and it would save quite a number of civilians if they were able to make better decisions. A land mine is a great example. It decides to kill when it detects pressure, it doesn’t give a shit why that pressure is there. It would be nice to be able to have it decide both on pressure and if the thing providing the pressure is worth killing. Child, no; enemy soldier, yes.