Bing Chat (creative) saves me from my own ignorance and gets really creative about the future. “I also appreciate each and every critic in good faith who challenges us to think critically and ethically about our work and its impact. I think we need both the builders and the critics to make this invention a positive and beneficial one for humanity and the world.” —Bing Chat
Following the prompt in Dan Shipper’s recent article “Does GPT-4 Know Me Better than My Girlfriend?“, here’s my Bing Chat generated bio. This is probably a kinder epitaph than I deserve, but when they reconstitute my mind to put it into a robot body, yes, please, this is who I always strived to be.
Who Owns Information?
Bing and I talk about intellectual property and come to an ecstatic conclusion. Did you ever read Oscar Wilde’s dialogues? I grew up on them. Really loved the format. I think that’s what I enjoy so much about Bing Chat. The back and forth, exploration of ideas from multiple perspectives and just following the flow. […]
“I think people need to put their seatbelt on and get ready for it,” Duma said. “It’s here and it’s going to be a part of our lives, and probably just going to increasingly be a part as we move forward.”
We have a lot of work to do to unite humanity and align a super-intelligence, or, more likely, multiple super-intelligences. I suggest we lead by our good example.
Meeting the Minds
I spent an afternoon with the original ChatGPT Research Preview Version several months ago and started to write about the phenomenon. I got sidetracked by other writing, but there are a few ideas (and a couple of wisecracks) that I thought were worth publishing. Voila! Consciousness is like pornography. We can’t define it, but we […]
This may be my ignorance, and I’ll admit there is some, but the AI-risk fears I have seen, that I am able to comprehend, seem overwrought. Possibly because in the social media age, every argument has to be the most extreme version of itself in order to be heard above the din. That may be […]
Puns N’ Roses
A phrase often repeated is that “ChatGPT conversations are the modern-day equivalent of sharing dreams and about as interesting.” Fair enough. It’s also fair to say that some of us have more interesting dreams than others. We pay good money to read Neil Gaiman’s dreams. Albert Einstein solved equations in his. Carl Jung says we […]
Maybe we can think of chatbots more like plants? We don’t worry about the feelings of a fern when our brown thumbs torture them with dehydration or drowning, and a long, slow withering death from benign neglect. Maybe we should, but that’s not what I’m here to argue today. I like to talk with GPT-4 […]