The way we use the internet is changing rapidly, thanks to the advancement of AI-powered chatbots that can find information and re-deliver it as a simple conversation.
Major players, including Microsoft, with its new Bing (or is it Sydney?), Google, with Bard, and OpenAI, with ChatGPT, are making AI chatbot technology previously limited to test labs more accessible to the general public.
How do these LLM (Large Language Model) programs work? OpenAI’s GPT-3 told us that AI “uses a series of autocomplete-like programs to learn language” and that these programs “analyze the statistical properties of the language” to “make educated guesses based on the words you’ve previously typed “.
Or, in the words of James Vincent, a human: “These AI tools are huge autocomplete systems, trained to predict which word in a given sentence will follow the next. As such, they have no hard-coded database of ‘facts’ to draw from – only the ability to write plausible-sounding statements. This means that they tend to present false information as truth, because whether a sentence sounds plausible is no guarantee of its factuality.”
But there are so many more parts of the AI landscape coming into play – and there will be issues – but rest assured you’ll see it all unfold here The edge.