ChatGPT prompts excitement and fear about the AI future

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January’s a miserable month in the UK, starting with a New Year hangover, slowly traversing four-and-a-half weeks of icy drizzle and dark afternoons and finally handing the calendar baton to an equally dank February. What made this year’s a tad more depressing than usual was early coverage of an artificial intelligence (AI) called ChatGPT.

It’s been categorized as a chatbot, one of those text-messaging software programs that organizations increasingly foist on complaining customers. But it makes the average chatbot look like an ape with a keyboard. ChatGPT (the GPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer – go figure) is apparently so good that people assessing its written output cannot tell it apart from a human being’s. This is not merely a chatbot. It is Arnold Schwarzenegger circa 1984, Terminator eyes blazing red and guns aimed at homo sapiens.

The software giant might integrate ChatGPT with Bing and Office apps, say reports.
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The product of a research lab called OpenAI, ChatGPT is the source of excitement and fear in roughly equal measure. The excited include venture capitalists and other self-appointed masters of the universe who smell a money making opportunity from

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