Chatbots can answer anything that doesn’t need a mind
SummaryChatGPT will keep getting better, but can it ever produce an original work of physics or philosophy? Or form a genuine opinion?
Over the last 10 days, the tech world and most people who follow tech developments have been utterly fascinated by a new app called ChatGPT released by the non-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research lab OpenAI, co-founded by Elon Musk (yes, him). ChatGPT—GPT stands for ‘generative pre-trained transformer’—is a chatbot that interacts with the user in a conversational way. Chatbots are nothing new—they are a fixture on corporate websites, especially for dealing with complaints or service requests, but this app takes it to a stunning new level. Within five days of launch, it had garnered a million users.