Epic Games Founder Tim Sweeney Opposes AI and TikTok Bans

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Epic Games Founder Tim Sweeney Opposes AI and TikTok Bans
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Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney shared his views on the ongoing debate surrounding the popular debate about banning AI and TikTok on Twitter.

Sweeney believes that “banning stuff” takes away freedom and we should “ban banning stuff” instead.

Recently, Italy became the first European country to ban OpenAI’s chatGPT, citing privacy concerns. However, Romania incorporated AI into its parliamentary system.The US government is considering banning TikTok in the country.

An intense debate among netizens and tech experts has been sparked after an open letter demanding a pause on more powerful AI systems than OpenAI’s GPT-4 surfaced earlier.

Tech wizards like Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak have signed the letter, with Musk drawing a parallel between AI and airplane crashes.

Gates, who has been favoring OpenAI’s chatGPT, stated that pausing AI development would not solve the challenges ahead. The debate surrounding AI bans continues to be an important topic among tech experts and the public.

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