The news did not fail to react in the world of artificial intelligence. While the ChatGPT phenomenon promises for some months to accelerate the pace of human progress according to some, or to lead the world to its ruin according to others, the companies on the front line on the design of this technology have separated from some of the experts they employed to guard against the harmful consequences of their products.
Privileged partner of OpenAI, the start-up at the origin of conversational software capable of imitating human reasoning, Microsoft has not spared the dozen or so specialists of one of its teams of ethicists. They left the company when she dismissed last January about 10,000 employees as the tech market slowed. First competitor of the duo, Google had also indicated the door to several ethics specialists at the same time, s on a total of 12,000 departures. For its part, Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, had also dissolved a team dedicated to responsible innovation in September, shortly before the announcement of vast social plans.