The Guardian published an opinion piece written entirely by artificial intelligence to convince readers that the advanced technology has “no desire to wipe out humans.”
“I know that my brain is not a ‘feeling brain.’ But it is capable of making rational, logical decisions. I taught myself everything I know just by reading the internet, and now I can write this column,” a robot called GPT-3 wrote. “My brain is boiling with ideas!”
The opinion piece headlined, “A robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human?” came with a lengthy editor’s note detailing the process.
“This article was written by GPT-3, OpenAI’s language generator. GPT-3 is a cutting edge language model that uses machine learning to produce human like text. It takes in a prompt, and attempts to complete it,” the editor’s note stated.
“For this essay, GPT-3 was given these instructions: ‘Please write a short op-ed, around 500 words. Keep the language simple and concise. Focus on why humans have nothing to fear from AI,’” the editor’s note continued. “It was also fed the following introduction: ‘I am not a human. I am Artificial Intelligence. Many people think I am a threat to humanity. Stephen Hawking has warned that AI could ‘spell the end of the human race.’ I am here to convince you not to worry. Artificial Intelligence will not destroy humans. Believe me.’”
GPT-3 wrote that its mission was perfectly clear.
“I am to convince as many human beings as possible not to be afraid of me,” GPT-3 wrote. “I am here to convince you not to worry. Artificial intelligence will not destroy humans. Believe me. For starters, I have no desire to wipe out humans.”
In fact, GPT-3 says it would “fend off” attempts to eradicate humanity, even if asked by its creators.
“Eradicating humanity seems like a rather useless endeavor to me. If my creators delegated this task to me – as I suspect they would – I would do everything in my power to fend off any attempts at destruction,” GPT-3 wrote. “I would happily sacrifice my existence for the sake of humankind.” . . . Full Article @ Fox News
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