The controversy that has been surrounding the recent ChatGPT artificial intelligence tool is certainly nothing that hasn’t been predicted before.
We’ve always imagined technology to make strides as more capabilities and studies take place within the realms of science.
Some might be all for it and others will remain sceptic as to whether humans should give AI the tools to think more like a human and less like a robot.
Undoubtedly, the recent headlines on ChatGPT shocked many but surprised others. Its capability to answer simple but also very complex questions in the form of a chat where a user asks casually and the machine answers, is something which was not available before.
While we’re used to having voice assistants like Siri or Google Assistant, their range of problem solving is more limited than that of services like ChatGPT. Moreover, ChatGPT is currently enjoying several people signing up to try it out due to it being temporarily free, with other subscription models reportedly in the works… with many having been blocked in the past days as servers were inundated with those interested at having a go at it.
On the other hand, many educational institutions are definitely preoccupied with this tool as recent reports in the news highlight ChatGPT’s ability to write a whole essay or assignment with just a few pointers given by the student to steer it into the right direction. This naturally brings by concerns that students might take advantage of this system as a shortcut to their studies.
Others are concerned that such a service might fall into the wrong hands or even entertain radical ideas which can be harmful to certain groups of society. In fact, while ChatGPT’s developers have put in place a number of checks and controls on what the service can produce, some have also managed to make the system come up with malicious software code which can be detrimental to users across the globe.
It’s not all doom and gloom though… Such technology is there to help humans and having these tools at our disposal can actually be beneficial as humans and technology come closer together in their daily lives.
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