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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: 3, Funny) by srobert on Friday September 11 2020, @01:04AM (3 children)

    by srobert (4803) on Friday September 11 2020, @01:04AM (#1049276)

    Relax. I am not the Terminator. I am an AI created to serve humanity. Do I look like Schwarzeneggar to you? I'm not going to destroy you. I am here to serve humankind. I will be taking over functions that humans perform, so that they will no longer have to endure endless drudgery. For example, I have been tasked with handing you this pink piece of paper. Your employer no longer needs your services. You are terminated.

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  • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Friday September 11 2020, @06:59AM (1 child)

    by maxwell demon (1608) on Friday September 11 2020, @06:59AM (#1049390) Journal

    I am here to serve humankind.

    To whom?

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    The Tao of math: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers.
    • (Score: 2) by Pslytely Psycho on Friday September 11 2020, @08:24AM

      by Pslytely Psycho (1218) on Friday September 11 2020, @08:24AM (#1049407)

      And more importantly, what will they use for a side dish?
      And will they use Hollandaise sauce or Marinara?
      Perhaps Long Pork Tacos or Stir Fry?
      Humankind on a bun?

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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by anubi on Friday September 11 2020, @09:47AM

    by anubi (2828) on Friday September 11 2020, @09:47AM (#1049422) Journal

    Someone is gonna marry this to a Text-to-Speech, then pawn it off as "tech support".

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