Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, has spoken out about OpenAI’s ChatGPT artificial intelligence text generator. While he acknowledges that it is “pretty awesome” and can be useful for humans, he also warns that it can make scary mistakes. During an interview with CNBC, Wozniak explained that AI technology, including ChatGPT, cannot yet know what humanity is, which can lead to errors when generating text.
Wozniak also compared the concerns surrounding OpenAI technology to autonomous cars, saying that AI cannot replace human drivers at this time. In his opinion, this is because humans have the ability to know what other drivers might do at any given moment due to their knowledge of human nature.
Despite the concerns, ChatGPT has gained popularity in recent months. OpenAI has received an equity investment from Microsoft that could be in the region of $10 billion, which has allowed the Redmond firm to push products such as the Bing search engine or the Office suite with artificial intelligence. ChatGPT is easy to use, as users only have to type a question or request, and the bot generates an answer that is similar to what a person would offer. The text generator can also perform tasks such as explaining quantum physics, writing a personalized poem, and helping students write college papers.
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