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OpenAI insiders' open letter warns of ‘serious risks' and calls for whistleblower protections

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A group of insiders from an AI company are calling for greater transparency and protection for employees who voice concerns about the risks of artificial intelligence technology. They believe that AI companies have financial incentives to avoid oversight, and that more needs to be done to educate the public about AI risks. The group is asking for a culture of open criticism within AI companies and for employees to be able to speak up without fear of retaliation. While AI companies have acknowledged the risks, the letter argues that they are not sharing critical information voluntarily. The letter comes as companies rush to implement AI tools and experts call for a temporary pause in the AI race. In response, an AI company spokesperson emphasized the company’s commitment to safety but some insiders remain skeptical about the company’s transparency. Apple is expected to announce a partnership with the AI company to bring generative AI to the iPhone.