GPT-4 and the creation of bioweapons: myths and reality
According to a study conducted by OpenAI, the use of GPT-4 does not provide a significant advantage in biological weapons research.
Study on Impact of GPT-4 on Bioweapons Research
Concerns and Concerns
OpenAI Study Findings Should Address Scientists' Concerns , lawmakers and AI ethics experts regarding the use of powerful artificial intelligence models such as GPT-4 in the bioweapons development process.
100 people took part in the study, including experienced experts and students, have studied biology at the college level. Participants were divided into two groups: one received access to an advanced chatbot with artificial intelligence GPT-4, the other group had access only to the regular Internet. The researchers asked participants to complete several tasks related to the creation of biological weapons.
The study showed that the group using GPT-4 showed more high accuracy of task completion in comparison with a group using regular Internet. However, according to OpenAI researchers, this difference was not statistically significant.
Participants who relied on GPT-4 provided more detailed responses. Particularly noticeable was the increase in the volume of responses from participants with model access.
Students using GPT-4 performed almost as well as experts on some problems. In addition, the use of GPT-4 brought student responses closer to expert levels in two tasks.
The OpenAI team is also exploring the potential of AI in cybersecurity and its ability to influence people's beliefs. But despite the studies that have been conducted, it is important to treat their results with a certain degree of skepticism.
Answers to questions
According to OpenAI research, GPT-4 provides only a slight advantage in bioweapons research compared to the regular Internet.
The findings of the OpenAI study should allay the concerns of scientists, lawmakers and AI ethicists. Powerful artificial intelligence models like GPT-4 are of little help to terrorists, criminals, and other bad actors who are developing biological weapons.
The study found that the group using GPT-4 had a slightly higher accuracy rate compared to the group that relied only on the regular Internet. However, this increase was not "statistically significant" according to OpenAI researchers.
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