– I think I’m so old-fashioned that I think the human head is still priceless.
That’s what celebrity writer Tom Egeland tells TV2. This week, try a new chat show that “everyone” is talking about.
Botten was given the following challenge: write the opening part of “The Fall of Frilserien,” as if it had been written by Tom Egeland.
The result was a whole paragraph that could have resembled a novel, but the author wasn’t convinced.
Maybe I wouldn’t have written this book. But I still admire what you have achieved. “He wrote a plot inside my literary universe,” says Egeland.
On the eve of November, the artificial intelligence company OpenAI released the new language model chat.
At first glance, it may resemble chatbots that we already know from banking or online stores.
But this is different. Thanks to extensive machine learning, this bot can write great scripts about just about anything.
A sensational appeal on climate policy? Zero problem!
How about a children’s song about your daughter’s imaginary friend? grate!
Are you missing a good shortbread cookie recipe? Stop searching!
ChatGPT does this because it reads huge amounts of information, and is able to take care of the keywords we feed it to.
The chatbot gets better the more you chat with it. The examples above are the results we have been asked to answer the question multiple times, and in simpler ways.
– this is the charm in such language models. They understand important words and what the conversation is about, says KI researcher Inga Strumke.
We easily asked the chatbot itself how it works, and why it differs from other chatbots.
ChatGPT has already become a talking point. This week, several Norwegian media outlets wrote about the groundbreaking technology.
Many worry about what a robot can do, especially in the school system.
A group of teachers recently submitted a troubling report to parliament, according to the NRK.
They believe the bot is already in use by Norwegian students, and fear there may be more cheating.
The AI expert says teachers have every reason to worry.
– Norwegian teachers have a big problem now. There is no point in giving people the task of writing a style, says Inga Strumke.
However, she herself is a ChatGPT enthusiast. She is actually very happy that this technology is available to everyone.
– I think this is great news. “What a time to be alive,” Stromke said.
It is clear that challenges can and will arise with such advanced AI, but she is adamant that it primarily gives us unique opportunities.
– We can use it to get help, craft ourselves and develop ourselves creatively. Can summarize potentially complex information.
The man and the machine
Author Tom Egeland rarely suffers from writer’s block. On bad days he opens his classmates’ books to get inspiration from them.
It is believed that artificial intelligence, despite its rapid development in recent times, will not be able to compare with the real thing.
– I don’t think computers will be able to write good books. Perhaps they can achieve something similar, but they will never be able to create literature. I think so, says Egeland.
– The computer is not an artist. What computers are good at, he adds, is imitation.
Stromke believes this is a typical way of thinking when dealing with AI.
We humans will always be looking for what we have that machines don’t, and why we are so special.
She explained that it was not so many years ago that creativity and the ability to create were unimaginable to machines.
Software such as ChatGPT, Dall-E image software, and Voice Model AudioLM are examples of the opposite.
—but the focus now is on the fact that it’s not a human dispatcher. Pushing and pushing the boundaries of what makes people special all the time, it’s a little unfortunate that we need to do that. I can understand that, says Inga Strumky.
She is very happy that people are starting to open their eyes to artificial intelligence. The AI researcher believes that the focus on AI should be more positive.
– We have to ask ourselves: How can this be positive for us? All the technology is here to make progress.
For the record: Tom Egeland worked from 2000-2006 as News Director at TV 2.
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