Is this the next chapter in the evolution of the internet? AI’s moon-landing moment (or more like… Sputnik)?
Thanks to the recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (specifically Deep Learning), generative models such as Dall-E2 and ChatGPT (both powered by OpenAI) can now produce unique images as well as texts with an uncanny human-like quality, often indistinguishable from what a human would have written. The media, VCs and investors are abuzz with stories on Generative Artificial Intelligence. Already utilised in areas such as customer service and content-writing, generative text-based AIs like ChatGPT seem poised to transform the web – and our society.
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Google, Baidu and Microsoft are pouring billions of dollars into OpenAI; and MSFT’s Bing is now armed with ChatGPT. Huge new revenue streams are emerging yet the ramifications for society are of even larger magnitude. Will generative AI be collectively beneficial, and will it help us achieve what Futurist Gerd Leonhard calls ‘The Good Future‘?
Tough questions about digital ethics, responsibility, control and accountability are everywhere. In a world where AI language models will increasingly be used to generate news articles and social media posts, the potential for well-disguised mistakes, bias, and disinformation looms large. If we’re not careful, its pitfalls could be like social media’s – but 500x as bad. And what about those stochastic parrots?
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What’s so exciting about ChatGPT (according to its own answer on this query)? “It’s a state-of-the-art language model that can generate human-like text, trained on a massive amount of data, allowing it to understand and respond to a wide variety of inputs. This makes it useful for a number of natural language processing tasks, such as text completion, language translation, and conversation generation. Because it is based on the GPT architecture, it can also be fine-tuned to specific tasks and domains (such as medical information) making it highly adaptable”.
And yet: what about deepfakes and synthetic media?
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This text was generated by ChatGPT: OpenAI is a research company that aims to develop and promote “friendly Artificial Intelligence” in a way that benefits humanity as a whole. It is focused on advancing AI in a responsible and safe manner, and is involved in a variety of research areas such as machine learning, robotics, and natural language processing. OpenAI also develops and releases a number of AI-powered tools and technologies, such as the GPT language model, that are available for use by individuals and organizations. Additionally, it conducts research in areas such as AI safety, policy, and ethics to ensure that the development of AI is done in a responsible and beneficial way for society”