In recent weeks, the AI called ChatGPT from OpenAI has not stopped talking about it. If the chatbots doped with artificial intelligence are already numerous, OpenAI has succeeded in creating an AI capable of having very natural discussions with humans, and whose level of knowledge is quite impressive.
A robot that seems to know everything and responds naturally
Recently, we asked this AI from OpenAI to write an article, to try (like many other media). And if you scroll long enough in your Twitter news feed, you’ll probably come across screenshots of chatting with ChatGPT.
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And if this artificial intelligence is amazing, it is also worrying. Indeed, if it continues to grow, it could end up putting a number of human workers out of work. Some even predict that ChatGPT could make Google obsolete within a few years.
But for now it’s just an illusion
If everyone seems amazed by this artificial intelligence, the boss of OpenAI, Sam Altman, for his part, assures that it is still an “incredibly limited” version, but which would be good enough to create an impression misleading of “size”.
“It’s a mistake to rely on it for anything important right now. It is a glimpse of progress; we have a lot of work to do on robustness and veracity”he also wrote.
ChatGPT is incredibly limited, but good enough at some things to create a misleading impression of greatness.
it’s a mistake to be relying on it for anything important right now. it’s a preview of progress; we have lots of work to do on robustness and truthfulness.
—Sam Altman (@sama) December 11, 2022
According to him, ChatGPT can serve as a fun creative inspiration. But using this bot for factual queries is not a good idea, although OpenAI is working on improving its product.
A very promising technology, but still imperfect
As VentureBeat notes, Sam Altman’s new thread contrasts a bit with his previous statements about ChatGPT. While admitting the limitations of artificial intelligence, he wrote: “soon you can have helpful assistants who will talk to you, answer questions and give advice. Later, you can have something trigger and do tasks for you. Eventually, you may have something that triggers and uncovers new knowledge for you.”
This statement was made on November 30, after the launch of ChatGPT. Altman had also presented this type of interface as the next big evolution, of which ChatGPT is a demonstration.
“Speak to the computer (voice or text) and get what you want, for increasingly complex definitions of “what you want”!”he said.