top of page

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Tweets About Risks of AI



Dianna Tran

In a series of tweets, Altman talked about the benefits of AI but emphasized the need for regulation and warned of challenges ahead.

Someone should tell Sam Altman that the cat's already out of the bag. In a recent series of tweets, the CEO of ChatGPT creator OpenAI called the AI revolution "mostly good" but cautioned that generative AI tools are still flawed--and that "potentially scary" AI tools may be just around the corner:

the adaptation to a world deeply integrated with AI tools is probably going to happen pretty quickly; the benefits (and fun!) have too much upside.

these tools will help us be more productive (can't wait to spend less time doing email!), healthier (AI medical advisors for people who can’t afford care), smarter (students using ChatGPT to learn), and more entertained (AI memes lolol).

a transition like this is mostly good, and can happen somewhat fast—the transition from the pre-smartphone world to post-smartphone world is a recent example.  but it’ll be tempting to go super quickly, which is frightening—society needs time to adapt to something so big.

there will be more challenges like bias (we don’t want ChatGPT to be pro or against any politics by default, but if you want either then it should be for you; working on this now) and people coming away unsettled from talking to a chatbot, even if they know what’s really going on

we think showing these tools to the world early, while still somewhat broken, is critical if we are going to have sufficient input and repeated efforts to get it right. the level of individual empowerment coming is wonderful, but not without serious challenges.

we also need enough time for our institutions to figure out what to do. regulation will be critical and will take time to figure out; although current-generation AI tools aren’t very scary, i think we are potentially not that far away from potentially scary ones.

having time to understand what’s happening, how people want to use these tools, and how society can co-evolve is critical.

Latest News


Prediction: A Dystopian Future with More Editors and Fewer Writers

How will content careers change as AI improves? The outlook isn't so good for creators, but a future with no writers isn't an inevitability.


The March 30 AI News Roundup for Writers

Your weekly collection of AI news curated for writers, editors, and marketers. This week, we're incredibly late delivering said news and apologize.


How Can I Use Google Bard

Have you tried Google Bard yet? If not, here's everything you need to know about getting access to Bard and how to use the latest chatbot.

bottom of page