The news: To make ChatGPT fit for public consumption, OpenAI outsourced data detoxification to Kenyan laborers to help the AI learn to avoid toxic content.
An ethical dissection: Generative AI has quickly become a sensational technology with potential to ignite trillions of dollars’ worth of economic activity. Just as meteoric is its rise in controversy.
Moral depravity isn’t good for business: OpenAI’s ambitions are likely to bring significant scrutiny as it expects to earn $1 billion in revenue from its products by 2024, per Quartz. Similar attention could be paid to Microsoft, which has already invested $3 billion in the startup and is considering adding $10 billion.
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