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  • AI experts, including former OpenAI employees, released an open letter calling for better safety measures and whistleblower protections in the AI industry.
  • The letter highlights concerns about immediate AI risks like copyright violations and misinformation, alongside potential long-term threats.
  • Signatories propose eliminating non-disparagement clauses, implementing anonymous reporting systems, and fostering a culture of open criticism and transparency.

A group of current and former employees from top AI companies like OpenAI and Google DeepMind have banded together to voice their concerns about the need for stronger safety measures in the rapidly growing field of AI. The letter titled ‘righttowarn.ai,’ signed by over a dozen AI insiders, points out that while AI has the potential to bring incredible benefits to humanity, there are also some serious risks involved.

These risks range from widening existing inequalities to the spread of misinformation and even the possibility of outcomes like a rogue AI causing human extinction. The signatories emphasized that these concerns are shared not just by them but also by governments, other AI experts, and even the companies themselves. Here’s the letter in full: