Success For The Tech World As Time’s Most Influential People’s List Features OpenAI’s Sam Altman And TikTok’s Shou Zi Chew

Time has launched its latest list of the most influential people in the world. And we’re seeing some notable names from the tech world feature for the first time.

OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman and TikTok’s CEO Shou Zi Chew are new additions and the fact that they both made their presence known in 2022 really does make this recognition a big deal.

OpenAI revolutionized the world after introducing its popular and highly successful AI chatbot called ChatGPT. Meanwhile, TikTok turned into the biggest social media platform in the world despite the massive amount of scrutiny it’s facing regarding security issues.

We even saw the leading TikTok CEO make his voice heard while testifying in front of the American Congress this year after US President Joe Biden and his administration opted to ban the app if ByteDance failed to sell its stocks.

As far as the CEO of OpenAI making the list is concerned, he was being called out as one of the most powerful people of today that certainly has plenty of answers regarding what is going on regarding the whole AI phenomenon.

A comment that was similar to this was passed on by Airbnb’s CEO who says that even Sam does not have the answers to many questions because that’s how complex this entire feature of AI is.

But that does not mean the maker behind ChatGPT is not getting criticism for his endeavors. Yes, the praise is there but so is the slack as many feel it could allow plagiarism of a new kind, not to mention the growing problems linked to misinformation. Then there is a threat of it being too powerful and without the necessary safeguards in place, there are a lot of things at stake.

The news comes as a leading member from the tech world including top scientists and CEOs signed a letter calling for a temporary pause to AI training in labs so that the world could take a moment and relax before more advancements to AI were made.

The CEO of OpenAI has even gone about mentioning how fearful he has become about the great potential that AI comes with.

At the start of this year, he mentioned how the best-case scenario for things like AI is just too good to be true sometimes. But he does fear it might be the worst matter for most of us.

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