Chatgpt: Since OpenAI unveiled its popular bot chat GPT in November, the platform has inspired other informal experiments, including insider reporters trying to fake news stories or potentially date messages.
The informal nature of chatting with bots can be reminiscent of millennials’ experience of online conversation as they grew up with IRC chat rooms, a text-based instant messaging platform. However, chat GPT, the most recent advancement in technology known as “large language model tools”, cannot communicate “thoughts” or emotions the way humans can.
This means that while Chat GPT can provide an explanation of quantum physics or compose a story at will, experts don’t believe a complete AI takeover is coming.
What do the experts think?
According to Matthew Sagg, an Emory University law professor who specializes in copyright issues related to the creation and deployment of large language models such as Chat GPT, “There is a saying that an infinite number of monkeys will eventually give you Shakespeare.”
“There are huge numbers of monkeys, which gives you fascinating things – but there are inherent differences between the way humans make language and the way large language models do,” he added.
How does CHATGPT work?
Large amounts of data and advanced computational methods enable chatbots like GPT to infer how to connect words in meaningful ways. They have access to vast vocabularies and knowledge and can also understand words in context. This enables them to express encyclopedic knowledge while imitating speech patterns.
Other IT companies, including Google and Meta, have developed their own massive language modeling tools that employ sophisticated response generation software to respond to user input. In a groundbreaking move, Open AI has also developed a user interface that allows the general public to experiment with it directly.