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posted by Fnord666 on Thursday September 10 2020, @09:11PM   Printer-friendly
from the that's-what-they-all-say dept.

We asked GPT-3, OpenAI's powerful new language generator, to write an essay for us from scratch. The assignment? To convince us robots come in peace.

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.
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." 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."

The prompts were written by the Guardian, and fed to GPT-3 by Liam Porr, a computer science undergraduate student at UC Berkeley. GPT-3 produced eight different outputs, or essays. Each was unique, interesting and advanced a different argument. The Guardian could have just run one of the essays in its entirety. However, we chose instead to pick the best parts of each, in order to capture the different styles and registers of the AI. Editing GPT-3's op-ed was no different to editing a human op-ed. We cut lines and paragraphs, and rearranged the order of them in some places. Overall, it took less time to edit than many human op-eds.

A robot wrote this entire article

What are your thoughts on this essay ?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 10 2020, @09:53PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 10 2020, @09:53PM (#1049209)

    How can you trust video?

    With deep fakes you could match a head to any sound stream. Without that you can still fake it to video-conference quality lip sync, i.e. none, with little effort editing the audio or video to be close enough. And since poor quality zoom suffices for the talking heads on network TV these days - no one will disbelieve your video due to poor quality.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 10 2020, @10:18PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 10 2020, @10:18PM (#1049223)

    Create your own public/private key pair and digitally sign your own work ...

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 10 2020, @11:09PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 10 2020, @11:09PM (#1049245)

      And publish your signature in a public block chain to act as a sort of time-stamp notary proving your signature existed at least at the moment the block chain integrated it.

      I've thought for a while now that the solution to helping identify which video/audio recordings of a public event is real is to integrate signatures of video streams (sign the merkle tree of the the local device's stream) that get live-integrated as quickly as possible into a trusted public block chain. Then one can use multiple published and signed recordings to validate which are least likely to have been tampered with.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 11 2020, @12:25PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 11 2020, @12:25PM (#1049448)

        I've thought of this years ago, lol.

  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday September 11 2020, @08:33AM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday September 11 2020, @08:33AM (#1049409) Homepage Journal
    “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.” ― George S. Patton on Ukraine