How much do we need to know ourselves when artificial intelligence can explain and all that?
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Thanks to GPT Chat software, the discussion about the controversial technology has picked up speed again. How dangerous is artificial intelligence? And what opportunities does it offer? Discuss with us!
Artificial intelligence (AI) has long become part of everyday life, for example in our smartphones. The fact that the subject is again in the headlines is due to the “Chat GPT” program. The text generation system, currently free to users, answers questions, writes essays, solves riddles, corrects mistakes and even writes poems. While the program is designed to write longer texts, it’s currently not advisable to have AI-written homework and seminar papers, as technology expert “Presse” Barbara Steinbrenner writes in a review. At the same time, she wonders: Is AI up for “searching”?
Either way, the system still has all kinds of teething problems, as Steinbrenner points out in a commentary. Because according to “Chat GPT”, Sebastian Kurz is still the Chancellor of Austria. The AI also has its weaknesses in other respects: “Calculated for a single individual, its abilities in combination with speed are far superior. The results are sometimes terribly boring and trivial. It distinguishes them from people and the ability to accomplish extraordinary things.”
This can also be seen in the subject of poems, which the editor Karl Gaulhofer has thoroughly examined. His conclusion: “What GPT Chat throws out with logorrheic zeal moves at the linguistic level of well-behaved school essays that uninspired students can manage.”
Speaking of school essays: Two educators also weighed in on the topic of artificial intelligence in guest comments. Programs like “Chat” GPT would pose major challenges for schools, writes Hemma Poledna
and Ulrike Shark. If knowledge and factual analyzes are so easily accessible, one has to ask: “Where do we want to go with school?” And: “Why does thinking about it become the fastest machine?” No AI verification software, no matter how good, could do this to help. However, it would help to understand the school as a “place of interpersonal learning” where students – good and bad – are taken seriously.
Barbara Schechtner addressed the topic of artificial intelligence in “Presse am Sonntag”. And she asks herself: are we prepared for the revolution that many are now prophesying? The experts give their answers, but so does “Chat GPT” itself: “I am limited to the tasks I was trained for and must be monitored and controlled by a human. I need you humans as much as you will need me.”
Discuss with us: Have you tried “GPT Chat” yet? Will AI programs revolutionize the world? How dangerous is artificial intelligence? And what opportunities does it offer?