The question of whether AI will replace humans has been a hot topic of discussion for ages now. If we take a look at some of the classic 80s flicks like the Terminator, it has shown AI as a super advanced and technologically superior villain that is hell-bent on taking down humanity for good.
This concept is still prevalent in recent times, take the example of Avengers Age of Ultron, where Ultron was a sophisticated AI system that was initially designed to protect humanity but decided against it when it realized that we humans are beyond saving, on the other hand, there was this friendly AI as well in the shape of our favorite Jarvis.
But this is all movies and sci-fi stuff which most of us never paid heed to. But what if we tell you that the beginning of the AI uprising is already here and it is impacting humanity in a lot of ways? Although it isn’t as destructive as it is portrayed in the films, still it’s here, and by the looks of it, it’s here to stay. But what led to this point? A very simple answer is the internet.
The ease of access and cost-effectiveness of the internet is an open secret nowadays. Everyone can get their hands on a good and stable internet connection, that too at a very nominal cost. This has happened after years of technological evolution in which internet-providing companies have played a major part. As an example, take a look at the Astound Corporation (formerly known as RCN), RCN and other small providers like these have made access to the internet quite cheap and easy.
Plus, with that, they provide exceptional support to their customers, and that too in Spanish as well. So Spanish customers can reach out to RCN Servicio al Cliente in case of any concerns or problems that they might face. So ease of internet access coupled with good service and after-sales support has equipped many with the kind of tools and knowledge which wasn’t heard before.
So it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the technological marvels like AI, of which we are reaping so many benefits today stem from the internet. And one such example is ChatGPT, the hot topic of every technological forum today.
History of ChatGPT
ChatGPT is developed by Open AI, a company founded by tech giant Elon Musk along with other brilliant minds in the industry. Open AI received funding of $1 Billion from Microsoft, so it also has a big stake in the company. Based on the most sophisticated and advanced AI framework GPT 3.5, it was launched in November 2015. After the release of ChatGPT the worth of Open AI soared to $29 Billion.
How Does ChatGPT Works?
As discussed earlier ChatGPT works over GPT 3.5 and employs techniques of supervised and reinforced learning. Both these techniques require human involvement to improve and maintain this system. Another major chunk of informational data comes from users’ queries that constantly ask the system questions, and also have the option to provide feedback if the answer is incorrect and not up to the mark.
How ChatGPT Poses as a Threat?
However, whatever we have discussed as of now shows ChatGPT as a beneficial tool that can help us, humans, in countless and almost every avenue of life. This advantage becomes the biggest risk of this system as well. Since it’s a conversational tool that has a huge repository of data behind it on which an AI is working, this means that it can essentially provide every answer and solution to the best of its abilities and knowledge.
For example, it can write content pieces like songs, scripts, plays, and even fairy tales in almost every language in the world. Not only this but it can also write programming codes in every programming language and teach intricate subjects in a very simplistic way. This poses a risk to millions of jobs around the world that are let’s say related to the field of writing, coding, or even teaching to name a few.
Not only this but this also becomes a great threat to other major companies like Google whose whole business model depends upon showing users search results according to specific queries and embedding their ads between those search results. Imagine a tool that would just give you a straight-up answer to your query instead of showing you several search results for you to choose from. There’s a clear winner here.
Although these AI technologies are here and they are here to stay, the threat that they pose is also very real. But a factor that shouldn’t be undermined is the computational limitation of these AI models, for example, if we talk about ChatGPT specifically its repository of data is limited to the year 2021 hence, it is unable to properly answer any query that requires information regarding anything that happened after 2021.
But these are minor hiccups that will be fixed in the near future. So we should prepare ourselves on how we plan to integrate both our personal and professional lifestyles with these AI technologies in a way that both man and machine can thrive simultaneously.