Our kids needn’t acquire skills that advances in machine learning will probably turn obsolete
During the middle of the pandemic last year, an artificial intelligence (AI) lab in San Francisco called OpenAI revealed a technology that has been in the making for some time. This new system, called Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3), learnt the nuances of natural language over several months—language as spoken and written by humans. It analysed thousands of digital books, and nearly a trillion words posted on the rest of the internet. GPT-3 is the output of several years of work done by the world’s leading AI labs, including OpenAI, which is an independent organization backed by $1 billion in funding from Microsoft.