This AI chatbot may bring us closer to a robot takeover
The Future. ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot launched by the AI research and deployment company OpenAI (co-founded by Elon Musk), went viral yesterday due to its impressive ability to provide detailed, human-like responses to users’ questions and prompts. While this new tool outshines most virtual assistance on the market, it could one day threaten content creators, spread misinformation, and even eliminate the need for human voices.
The ultimate AMA
What makes ChatGPT so exciting is that users can ask it anything, and it will answer pretty much anything.
- Trained on a vast sample of online information, ChatGPT is a massive language model designed to answer questions through a conversational interface.
- It hails from the same company behind DALL-E, which generates images in response to user prompts.
- Some users are getting very creative, reports CNN Business, from rewriting “Baby Got Back” in the style of The Canterbury Tales to offering fairytale-inspired home decor tips to spitting out a five-paragraph essay about Wuthering Heights.
The new Google
Real-world applications of ChatGPT are seemingly endless, maintains The Guardian. The tool can write code, generate website content, answer customer questions, and provide descriptions and recommendations — among many other solutions to complex problems.
With every pro, there’s a con. Beyond spreading misinformation, ChatGPT could hurt creative industries and perpetuate biases based on the pool of data on which it’s trained.
“It is very easy for the model to give plausible-sounding but incorrect or nonsensical answers,” warns Lian Jye Su, a research director at ABI Research. “It guessed when it was supposed to clarify and sometimes responded to harmful instructions or exhibited biased behavior. It also lacks regional and country-specific understanding.”
While radical AI can be a game-changer and life-saver in many ways, it still doesn’t have that human je ne sais quoi.