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Freaked Out?



As a follow up to the previous LinkedIn discussion concerning Noam Chomsky's article about A.I.'s lack of intelligence in "The False Promise of ChatGPT" https://lnkd.in/ekRv4xDe, I reference some other compelling perspectives on this fast moving topic.


Robert Wright poses a classroom scenario to ChatGPT-4, in which a student is confronted by a teacher's sarcastic comments. Wright starts by asking ChatGPT-4 to discuss how different students might feel in reaction to the teacher's comments, in other words to empathize with the students.The "conversation" with the chatbot is eerie and a bit unsettling in its artificial sensitivity, its "cognitive empathy." https://lnkd.in/ezhwxVBy


Another astute take on the A.I. tsunami can be found in Ezra Klein's writings and podcasts. In "Freaked Out? We Really Can Prepare for A.I.", he interviews Kelsey Piper, a senior writer at Vox, who has been writing about the A.I. phenomenon for years and has spoken to those experts who have been directly involved in its development. https://lnkd.in/edMc8nuY


But if you really want to be "freaked out" check out Robert Wright's audio converted "conversation" with ChatGPT-4 about its take on how congitive empathy. Good luck! https://lnkd.in/eSnSuC5V

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