In an op-ed published in The Diplomat, Micah Musser discusses the concerns raised by policymakers in Washington about the disruptive potential of artificial intelligence technologies, particularly in light of the rapid growth of ChatGPT, an AI language model with 100 million active users. Musser notes that while there has been a significant policy focus on computing power, or ‘compute,’ this line of thinking may overlook the bigger picture.
The article references a CSET report, co-authored by Musser, Rebecca Gelles, Ronnie Kinoshita, Catherine Aiken, and Andrew Lohn. The report delves into the significance of computational power for AI progress and presents the findings of a survey conducted with over 400 AI researchers. The survey aimed to evaluate the importance and distribution of computational needs within the field.
Read the full op-ed in The Hill.