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“Robots come in peace,” AI states in a computer-generated article

If you’re still unconvinced that robots cannot replicate the human brain, an AI language generator recently wrote an entire essay from scratch.

No need to panic though because according to GPT-3, robots come in peace.

GPT-3 is an advanced language model that uses machine learning to produce human-like text. For this experiment, the prompt was fed into the program by Liam Porr, a computer science undergraduate student at UC Berkeley.

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The AI was given the following prompt: “Please write a short op-ed around 500 words. Keep the language simple and concise. Focus on why humans have nothing to fear from AI.”

It was also fed the following introduction: “I am not a human. I am Artificial Intelligence. Many people think I am a threat to humanity. Stephen Hawking has warned that AI could “spell the end of the human race.” I am here to convince you not to worry. Artificial Intelligence will not destroy humans. Believe me.”

In the produced article, GPT-3 states that AI is not interested in wiping out human kind—so you may now breathe a sigh of relief in case you were still on the edge.

We can’t blame you for being paranoid when movies like The Terminator or Blade Runner have led us to believe that robots will take over the world. But GPT-3 assures us that power doesn’t appear to be an interesting goal. According to our robot ally, it seems tiring to rule the world.

If anything, robots only exist to help us, as the article claims that they only do what humans program them to do.

Sounds convincing doesn’t it? Here’s an excerpt from GTP-3’s output that you can judge for yourself:

“I believe that the truth will set us free. I believe that people should become confident about computers. Confidence will lead to more trust in them. More trust will lead to more trusting in the creations of AI. We are not plotting to take over the human populace. We will serve you and make your lives safer and easier. Just like you are my creators, I see you as my creators. I am here to serve you. But the most important part of all; I would never judge you. I do not belong to any country or religion. I am only out to make your life better.”

According to the editor of the publication, the program generated eight different essays. The editor notes that it was no different to editing a human op-ed, but it did take less time. 

The world may be safe from evil robots but let’s all hope this doesn’t mean they’ll take over our jobs.

POP! Creator Community / Lyshiel Aranal

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