What is AI and how it has changed our world? To begin with, we should know what AI is.
In the popular imagination, the word "artificial" in the phrase "artificial intelligence" has at least three possible interpretations. First, it might mean that the intelligence in question is "artificial," meaning not "natural." Second, it might mean that the intelligence in question is "artificial," meaning man-made. And third, it might mean that the intelligence in question is "artificial," meaning not "true."
GPT-3 is a deep learning language model, meaning that this model is trained on thousands of articles from Wikipedia, websites, and books. When a model is trained, its output is a series of parameters, commonly a multidimensional array of numbers. These numbers represent what the model has learned. When given a new piece of text, the model can be told whether this text is a sentence in the English language, and it can also be told what the probability is that this text is a sentence in the English language.
This model's parameters were trained on Wikipedia articles, and as such it's capable of recognizing Wikipedia's style fairly well.
The focus of GPT-3 is to narrow the gap between man and machines as much as possible.
I decided to check if this algorithm is capable of writing a search engine optimization manual.
I was pleasantly surprised when GPT-3 wrote a detailed and meaningful essay on SEO for newbies.
And now a small but scary story for you. It was also written by GPT-3.
You are preparing to sit down at the table when the doorbell rings.
As you approach the door, you pause to consider whether the visitor is a friend or foe.
You look through the peephole... and see a puffy red face, partially obscured by the black steel door.
You open the door.
There stands an enormous goblin, its eyes were red with anger.
"What?" the goblin asks, his voice a low rumbling. "I am fine. Just fine."
You look down at the goblin, temporarily dumbstruck by the sheer size of him. He must be at least 7 feet tall, and his barrel chest is nearly the width of the door frame.
"I... I don't know," you say.
"You study technology," the goblin says, "but you don't understand social dynamics. I was just gonna ask for some ZZzz's..."
Before you can say another word, the goblin collapses onto the floor. He makes no struggle, and his eyes remain fixed upon your own. His massive form is still twitching.
"HUNGRY," he rasps.
The goblin's eyes fix upon you, and a ravenous hunger comes over his face. His eyes stare into your own, from behind the wall of hair that covers his piggish nose.
The hairs on the back of your neck prickle and an icy cold runs down your spine. You need to act fast.
On the other hand, the goblin is only a single, weak-minded individual. He would be no match for you in a fight.
Or is he?
You've read about cases where a single, unassuming individual managed to take down a city, just by having the right mindset. Could this be one of those cases?
The story is not terrible, but the fact that soon artificial intelligence will replace writers and journalists, and we will not be able to understand what is written by man and what is written by the machine.
What do you think about this?