ChatGPT Creator’s New Plan to Scan Every Eye on Earth
tell the difference: to notice or recognize how one thing is different from another
The creator of ChatGPT, Sam Altman, has a new plan: he wants to scan the eyes of everyone on Earth. Why? To tell the difference between humans and online bots.
Altman has started a project called Worldcoin. This project uses big orbs, the size of a football, to scan people’s eyes. Every person has a special eye pattern, so these orbs create a special digital ID for each one. Altman believes this can help people prove their identity when they are online. He believes being able to verify who is human will be necessary to counter the increasing powers of AI.
Some people worry about their personal information with this idea. But Worldcoin promises to keep things private. They say the information from eyes gets deleted after the ‘digital passport’ is created.
If you’re trusting enough to let Worldcoin scan your eyes, you get 25 free Worldcoin tokens. In the future, Altman thinks this digital money might be used as a kind of global basic income if AI takes away many jobs.
1. Even though they’re twins, I can tell the difference between them by their voices.
2. It’s hard to tell the difference between these two paint colors. They look almost the same.
3. The dishes taste so similar, I can’t tell the difference.