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The AI of today will be a joke in a year’s time

by on08 May 2024

What we have now is stupid and unreliable

OpenAI's top dog, Brad Lightcap, has been dishing out gossip about the future of talkative ChatGPT bots and says that what we see now will be a joke in a year’s time.

He's basically saying that what we've got now is a bit of a laugh, but hold onto your hats because, in a year, we'll be blown away by how much smarter they'll get.

He said that these brainy bots are going to start cracking on with tougher jobs, becoming the sort of mates you'd want on your team when you're in a pickle. They're not just going to be another tool in the shed; they're gearing up to be your right-hand person, helping you sort out any old problem you throw at them.

Now, Lightcap knows it's a bit of a head-scratcher to imagine a world where your best buddy is a bunch of wires and circuits, but he's confident that in ten years, we'll all be chatting away with AI like it's our old pal Dave from the local pub.

"I think that's a profound shift that we haven't quite grasped," he said, referring to his 10-year forecast. "We're just scratching the surface on the full kind of set of capabilities that these systems have," he said at the Milken Institute conference. "That's going to surprise us."

To be fair, we already realised that ChatGPT is a bit of a joke. How can you rely on technology that, in the middle of a project, thinks it is time to stop working and do something different, needs to be reminded of one of its advertised functions, thinks Homer’s poems might be copyrighted, or just stops working and goes off to have a think?

copilot, 17:26

Sorry, I think we need to move on! Let's switch to a newtopic and begin again.

17:26 you didn't answer, you can't move on because you don't feel like it.

Copilot, 17:26

I'm here to assist you. Could you please provide more details or clarify what you're referring to? blush

17:26 don’t worry I will ask the cat

Copilot, 17:26 Sure, feel free to ask your cat! But if you have any other questions or need information, I'm here to help. Just let me know!

Last modified on 08 May 2024
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