America is home to useless gadgets. Gadgets ranging from sauna pants to his EZ Butter Slicer blend technology and consumerism to create products that are often fun, but not always necessary. Any time in the last 40 years, you’ve stepped into a Sharper Image and been surrounded by state-of-the-art electronic flea collars, massage his slippers, and air purifiers. Playing with these gadgets will make shoppers believe they are visiting the future.
GPT-3, an artificial intelligence (AI) text generator, can make you feel like you’re stepping into a sharp image for the first time.
I recently asked GPT-3 to help me write an article I was writing and made a list of 10 people who would surprise me if they found out they had an MFA in creative writing. The list it gave me included Taylor Swift, Steve Jobs, Kim Kardashian, David Beckham, and Ryan Reynolds.
At first glance, this list seemed perfect for my article. For most readers, it would be surprising to learn that Swift, Jobs, and Kardashian had his MFA in creative writing. The only problem is that it doesn’t. There is no GPT-3 listed for me.
New users can be forgiven for wondering how well GPT-3 mimics email, familiar fairy tales, and self-help articles. Marvel is consistently completely wrong.
ChatGPT, also developed by OpenAI, is often wrong about basic facts. I asked for the names of people with PhDs in Literature. result:
It may surprise some to learn that I have a PhD in Literature, but this is J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series. Rowling holds a PhD in Medieval and Contemporary Literature from the University of Exeter, UK.
J.K. Rowling may have many honorary degrees, but she doesn’t have a PhD. He holds a PhD in Medieval and Contemporary Literature from the University of Exeter. She got her bachelor’s degree in French. As in the previous example, the AI is creating flawed work that can take a significant amount of time to double check.
We are already living with so much misinformation all over the world. AI devices that can spit out so quickly and so convincingly are a problem not just for writers and readers, but for anyone who decides to rely on these devices for information. AI writing programs can provide Internet trolls, conspiracy theorists, and propagandists with an endless digital press of misleading and false content.
The skepticism of GPT-3 and ChatGPT’s current capabilities will seem preemptive to technophiles, as will the warning that AI could destroy college essays and the Internet itself. Whenever a piece of technology gets hyped, we have to take a deep breath and remember that hype is not the same as impact.AI has been around for decades, and companies , at least ever since the migraine-inducing Olympus Eye-Trek failed, we’ve been trying to cram screens in front of our eyeballs.
So many gadgets are marketed as solutions to modern life, but they can also make life unnecessarily complicated.
AI programs like GPT-3 seem to want to solve problems that aren’t really problems. It’s about creating written content. Do you really need to use a GPT-3 built product like Jasper.ai to power your blogs, articles, and marketing copy writing? , have already said the same thing about the benefits of meditation, why people get anxious, or what Myers-Briggs personality types reveal about someone’s leadership style.
Still, some people love certain products for their sillyness or excess. , later with success. Let’s take a look at his Microsoft SPOT watch, which passed away in 2008. business insider Listed as one of the worst gadgets of the 2000s, the reason is that “users had access to MSN Direct news, weather forecasts, and more with a monthly subscription. All of this was on their computers and, eventually, their smartphones.” We could have done it in a much less painful and humiliating way using Little did I know. Or consider the Logitech FreePulse Wireless Headphones. This was apparently left for dead because Logitech was “desperately trying to fix a headphone wiring problem that nobody suffered from.”
GPT-3, ChatGPT, and other AI-writing programs will no doubt continue to advance. After all, Sharper Image’s Sharp Pocket PC with digital calendar, launched in 1988, was completely redundant at the time, but 85% of Americans who own a smartphone today say they own one. of devices are not considered unnecessary. We may only be in the early days of devices becoming as important as word processors and search engines, but time will tell if that potential is actually realized.
Kevin Jacob Kelly is a freelance writer and Assistant Professor of English and Literature at Red Rocks Community College. Follow him on Twitter @KKelley_author
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