What is the AI question? In case you missed the news, Chatgbt arrived last month and, the potential of AI, went mainstream.

For those unfamiliar, ChatGBT (In its own words) is a large language model created by OpenAI. I am designed to understand natural language input and generate human-like responses in a wide range of topics.

It is a search engine that returns a human-like response to a question given. So why the fuss? Well, this is a learning system that will correct its mistakes so it can only improve.

In this shortcast, we explore how I see this technological development in the context of all that went before. 

To be human is to communicate to share, to interact. For thousands of years, we have done this with stories, writing, books, music, and film. Each development eclipsed that past, but each required human input until now. 

What is The AI Question

With AI’s growth, we enter a new phase of development where humans give up on creativity and become consumers of generated content.

We need to address the AI question before it starts to address us.

Am I overreacting? I put this question to Chat GBT, and here was its response.     

What is the potential threat of AI systems like Chatgpt.

As an AI language model, I am designed to be a helpful tool for generating human-like text based on patterns and correlations in data. However, like any technology, there are potential risks and challenges associated with the use of AI systems like ChatGPT.

One potential threat of AI systems like ChatGPT is the possibility of them being used for malicious purposes. For example, AI-generated text could be used to spread misinformation or propaganda, manipulate public opinion, or even be used to launch cyber attacks.

Another potential threat is the risk of bias in the data and algorithms that power AI systems. If the data used to train an AI model is biased, the model may produce biased outputs that reflect and perpetuate those biases. This could have serious consequences for issues like hiring, lending, or criminal justice where biased AI could lead to discrimination or unequal treatment.

Finally, there is the concern that AI systems like ChatGPT could become too advanced and become autonomous, with the ability to make decisions and take actions without human oversight. This could potentially lead to scenarios where AI systems act in ways that are harmful or contrary to human values and goals.
Overall, while AI systems like ChatGPT have the potential to provide many benefits, it is important to be mindful of the potential risks and challenges associated with their development and use.

Even chatGBT admits there are potential dangers.

No homework this week other than giving this some thought. At some point, we will have to act lest we sleepwalk ourselves into extinction.   


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