moratorium: a temporary pause or stop in an activity, often made to give people time to think or make plans before continuing
Unstoppable Digital Minds: Why Elon Musk and Tech Giants Are Worried
Over 1,000 technology leaders, including Elon Musk, have signed an open letter warning about the dangers of AI. They are calling for a 6-month moratorium on the development of any AI more advanced than GPT-4. They warn that AI presents serious risks to society and humanity. The letter also warns that AI developers are making “digital minds that no one — not even their creators — can understand, predict or reliably control.”
1. After a series of accidents, the mayor called for a moratorium on construction in the city center.
2. The company announced a moratorium on new hiring.
3. The scientists requested a moratorium on deep-sea drilling to better understand the risks to the environment.