Thinking artificially

I finally put my mitts on ChatGPT. The recent revelations, concern, and general plethora of blather about it made me think I should at least take it for a spin around the block. Not surprisingly, it disappointed. Still, it got me thinking about thinking artificially. It also led me to a personal commitment.

What we’re seeing is a two-fold architecture. On one side is a communication engine, e.g. ChatGPT. It’s been trained to be able to frame, and reframe, text communication. On the other side, however, must be a knowledge engine, e.g. something to talk about. The current instantiation used the internet. That’s the current problem!

So, when I asked about myself, the AI accurately posited two of my books. It also posited one that as far as I know, doesn’t exist! Such results are not unknown. For instance, owing to the prevalence of the learning styles myth (despite the research), the AI can write about L&D and mention styles as a necessary consideration. Tsk!

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