Real vs Fake
➔ There’s a relatively new kid on the block whose causing quite a stir. Although artificial intelligence (or, AI) has been around for quite a while apparently it’s reached a new plateau.
Airplanes have been flying on automatic pilot for decades. Also decades old is the technology that has enabled trains to travel from coast to coast with no humans aboard. (The Federal Railway Administration - FRA and non-separated crossings have done their parts to sit on that development since the 1980s.) More recently, driver-less cars have been under development.
Beyond transportation, AI is becoming ever more prevalent. Self-diagnostics and repair have been a staple in the computer industry for a quarter century. Also, AI is becoming more and more common place in manufacturing from product design to die casting and beyond.
While certainly most of us have experienced automatic spell check in our everyday lives, the bar has been raised in our own lives substantially of late.
OpenAI, creator of ChatGPT, has begun pumping out what’s being hailed as “AI inspired content.” ChatGPT can take a subject along with the operator’s guidelines and, within seconds, produce a viable end product. For example: “Give me a 3,000-word essay on the historical impact of Lincoln’s second inaugural address.” In a matter of seconds, the essay is done with no technical (i.e. spelling, grammar, punctuation) mistakes. And, drawing upon what exists in the known world, it makes sense.
Does it really work? According to Morning Brew, ChatGPT has already passed medical, business and law exams and scored higher on SAT tests than the average college student. More specifically, it recently scored above a passing grade on:
the three-part U.S. Medical Licensing Exam;
the final test of the MBA Operations Management course at the Wharton Business School; and,
four University of Minnesota Law School exams in Constitutional Law, Employee Benefits, Taxation and Torts.
Is it perfect? Not quite yet. The tech site CNET was recently forced to apologize after people pointed out that its AI-written articles made factual errors and plagiarized humans’ work.
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