Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI and creator of ChatGPT, has shared his vision on the challenges and opportunities of Artificial Intelligence, in a meeting with IE University students. The event took place at the IE Tower auditorium, during Altman’s brief visit to Madrid. More than 600 students, professors, entrepreneurs, investors, technology experts, and business executives were present. Altman pointed out that ChatGPT will be the "most enabling technology that humanity has ever seen."
Altman insisted on the need to regulate artificial intelligence in order to reduce risks, stressed the importance of approaching AI with a positive mindset, and highlighted technology’s role in driving humanity forward. “If we develop better tools we will build a better future”, Altman said. The conversation with the OpenAI CEO was moderated by Joe Haslam, IE University professor and Executive Director of the Owners Scaleup Program at IE Business School; Mo Bavarian, Open AI Research Scientist, and Elena González-Blanco, IE University professor and co-founder and CEO of Clibrain.
The event was part of The Next 50, an IE University initiative to look to the future in order to understand what society will face in the coming decades, and to prepare for the challenges that will mark our lives and the new world of work.
IE University has recently published its Artificial Intelligence Manifesto, strengthening its position in this field. The institution works on AI projects with the aim of enriching students' learning experience, broadening their education and developing their critical thinking and humanistic perspective on innovation.
OpenAI is an organization focused on the research and development of artificial intelligence projects such as ChatGPT, a tool launched last November. This tool has the potential to transform the way we generate information, interact and communicate. It is the fastest growing application in the history of the Internet and in two months it received more than 590 million visits and up to 100 million unique users. OpenAI is backed by Microsoft, which has made a $10 billion investment in OpenAI.