- According to Semafor, OpenAI secretly hires hundreds of international contractors to help train AI techniques.
- Some are teaching software engineering to AI. This could pave the way for replacing some human programmers.
- OpenAI’s chatbot, ChatGPT, is just a few months old and already threatens to disrupt many industries.
Semafor reports that OpenAI has quietly hired hundreds of international contractors to train artificial intelligence in software engineering.
Some contractors hired over the past six months from places like Latin America and Eastern Europe are reportedly tasked with creating data to guide AI to learn simple software engineering tasks. increase.
OpenAI already has a product called Codex that can convert natural language into working code, but the company’s surge in hiring is pushing it to advance its technology and create work to replace some human coders. indicates that there is a possibility of
Semafor spoke to an engineer from South America who was interviewed for one of OpenAI’s contractor roles. As part of the process, he was tasked with finding bugs in his AI code and explaining how to fix the mistakes. The engineer told Semafor that the company wants to feed training data into its AI technology.
OpenAI did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
OpenAI is also the owner of the popular AI chatbot ChatGPT. Since the arrival of bots late last year, they already threaten to disrupt education, journalism and law. Software engineering could be added to the list next.
In fact, an Insider recently reported that some Amazon employees have started using ChatGPT to help them code, but the company warned employees not to share sensitive corporate information with bots.