/Is AI finally closing in on human intelligence?

Is AI finally closing in on human intelligence?

Summary: GPT-3 has been hailed as an artificial intelligence breakthrough, with its rewards and the risks

Original author and publication date: John Thornhill – November 11, 2020

Futurizonte Editor’s Note: Will the creation surpass its creator and become incontrolable? I don’t know. I better ask Dr. Victor Franskenstein.

From the article:

The possibilities seem almost endless. So when I had the opportunity to interact with GPT-3, a new language-generation model that has caused a sensation in the artificial intelligence world over the past few months, I enlisted its help in drafting myself a new biography, infused with the spirit of Star Wars hero Luke Skywalker.

Trained on pretty much all the text accessible on the internet, GPT-3 is remarkable for its speed, scale and versatility.

This is what it instantaneously produced: “John Thornhill was already a decorated war hero when he joined the Rebel Alliance. He was experienced with a blaster and intuitive when it came to the art of war, but his true skill lay with his squadron. Rising to command a squadron of his own in the Rebellion, John would lead his team through numerous battles, making him a steadfast leader with the spirit of a true Rebel.” Time to update my business cards.

Thanks to recent advances in machine learning, language generation systems are becoming increasingly commonplace.

Narrative Science’s Quill can ingest data on the performance of a portfolio of stocks and write summaries for investors, for example. But for sheer adaptability none can match GPT-3, unveiled in May by OpenAI, a San Francisco-based research company. At an estimated cost of $12m, the model contains 175 billion language parameters, 100 times more than the previous prototype. It is, to adapt a phrase of the pioneering British computer scientist Alan Turing, the most impressive “imitation” machine yet built.

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