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      • #2303956 Reply
        Charlie
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        For anyone interested in Artificial Intelligence, Open AI is making news with its GPT-3.  GPT-3 recently answered the question of whether AI would eradicate humanity.  The answer was both humorous and ominous.  Also, OpenAI has apparently licensed GPT-3
        technology to Microsoft, in case you were wondering what Microsoft is doing these days.

        Here’s a link to OpenAI:

        https://openai.com/blog/openai-licenses-gpt-3-technology-to-microsoft/

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      • #2304008 Reply
        OscarCP
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        Charlie, I take it the ominous answer was not “42”?

        The following are, in my opinion, three good Wikipedia articles on GPT-3 and the generals of AI that might interest others here:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPT-3

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_neural_network

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_learning

        By “175 billion parameters” I am guessing the author of the GPT-3 article meant the weights assigned to connections between “neurons” (actually a type of subroutines) of different layers, more or less organized in networks as those formed by the living neurons in a brain and not the number of neurons. A human brain, at its prime, only has some 86 billion neurons.

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      • #2304074 Reply
        Charlie
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        Hi Oscar, I thought this would get your attention.  I actually just learned of the existence of GPT-3 and don’t yet know a lot about it.  I assumed you would know what GPT-3’s answer was, it was in the news.  I was not certain if putting that information in this topic would meet with this website’s rules, but it is on Google.  No it was not 42.

        Thanks for the info. and the links, I’ll check them out first chance I get.

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        • #2304084 Reply
          OscarCP
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          Well, Charlie, I don’t believe I’ve found the “ominous” answer GPT-3 gave to someone, but I have found this article in “The Verge” that sums up nicely what GP-3 does, how it does it, and what its achievements are and its flaws are … and may also be. As well as some speculation on that always most important practical question: “Where do we go from here?”

          https://www.theverge.com/21346343/gpt-3-explainer-openai-examples-errors-agi-potential

          My favorite paragraph is this one:

          As AI researcher Julian Togelius put it: “GPT-3 often performs like a clever student who hasn’t done their reading, trying to BS their way through an exam. Some well-known facts, some half-truths, and some straight lies, strung together in what first looks like a smooth narrative.” (Though as many have pointed out: clever students who know how to BS go far in this world because people don’t always scrutinize what they’re saying.)” So true! So very true! So depressingly true! Say I.

          WARNING: In this article there are examples in videos accessible through copies of some Twitts pasted to the page. I went in to look at one and my Mac got caught in one repeating loop of the same video. Noting else worked. Finally I had to crash the system by pressing on the power button long enough, to get out of there. Don’t try too look at the videos and just enjoy the reading, would be my advice.

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          • #2304283 Reply
            Charlie
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            Here’s the answer I read in The Week magazine:  The Guardian recently published an essay writen by GPT-3, an artificial intelligence program.  GPT-3 assured readers that “eradicating humanity” is “a rather useless endeavor” for AI machines, since humans do such a good job of “hating and fighting each other”.

            It looks like they took certain sentences from the bigger essay and put this together to save space.  I think I found the entire article on the Guardian website –

            https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/08/robot-wrote-this-article-gpt-3

            I also agree with how very sad it is that people don’t scrutinize everything that’s said.

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      • #2304075 Reply
        anonymous
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        If a person can create a uncanny bot mentioned in this article, then one might guess that maybe Microsoft wants to use it for automated support services.

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        • #2304295 Reply
          Charlie
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          Wow, that article was something.  I got a kick out of the reference to “Clippy 9000”.  One can only guess what MS plans to do with it.  Humans really don’t need AI “bots” to spread the fake news also spoken of therein.  A very interesting and sometimes humorous article.

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      • #2305041 Reply
        OscarCP
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        And here, Charlie, for a change of tone, is something really scary about the potential use, in the future, of super-AIs as enablers of social control:

        https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20201014-totalitarian-world-in-chains-artificial-intelligence

        “World in chains” is the technical name of the scenario described in this article. Now, having read it, please do this: breath slowly in, breath slowly out, always from the diaphragm.

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        • #2305201 Reply
          Charlie
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          Yes, this is very scary, and I’ve thought about it many times.  It’s hard to say what’s coming in the near future, but right now it doesn’t look good.  With all the things happening right now and no planet B to go to, well, it’s depressing to say the least.

          I think we might be better off having a totalitarian world run by AI than by humans, unless the AI had human emotions.

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      • #2305222 Reply
        Alex5723
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        Watch the new neXt TV show : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9315054/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_2

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        • #2305229 Reply
          Charlie
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          Yeah, this looks like a good show, and based on fact – wow.  Tagline from IMDb – “It’s not paranoia if the threat is real”.  As with all or most Science Fiction TV shows these days, I hope this one lasts more than one “season”.  They do have 10 episodes planned to show.

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        • #2305236 Reply
          Charlie
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          I think it was in TV Guide’s review where they said something like “If your Alexa starts glowing red, watch out.”  There’s a lot of things people are doing now that play right into an AI like NeXt’s control over them.  People seem concerned about privacy, and yet they put so much information about themselves on their Smartphones.

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      • #2305263 Reply
        OscarCP
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        So, bringing my further contribution to this cheerful exchange of views:

        “Ex Machina”, a 2015 movie to chill your heart; it is supposed to be about events that take place in a remote building housing also the cybernetics laboratory of a creepy genius in the middle of  a Swedish boreal forest:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoQuVnKhxaM

        And here is what Stephen Hawking had to say about all this (click off the Bitcoin popup: it is irrelevant — or is it?):

        https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/06/stephen-hawking-ai-could-be-worst-event-in-civilization.html

        Seriously not good.

         

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