Artifical Intelligence

One of the creatively made documentaries I have seen until yet about this hot topic!

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Wonder Dynamics

Here for my experience of collaborating with the AI (chatGPT). For my project, I needed to select 48 great artists each featuring 4 great works of art in either landscape or portrait format. As it would take me ages to perform this request myself, this is typically the sort of thing I can handover to the AI (with fairly good result, although not perfect :grin:) Saved me a lot of time anyway but still needs my human intervention to keep this on tracks :mechanical_arm: :face_with_monocle:

Here some SS from the discussion:

OK, I’m not gonna lie. The AI is of great help but will not (yet) do all the job for me. I’d say the expectations right now should be those you put in a junior or intermediate (human) collaborator.
Here for the facts. For the above, I now have my list of 196 great work of arts from 48 great artists in the history of arts. I got it within ~30min, as opposed to the estimated time for ‘lazy me’ to perform the same: about 1 day of work.
From there, it took me (foolish human :wink:) another 45min to create an excel from this base, more or less ‘clensed of all sins’ and errors (because there where obvious errors, especially considering the aspect ratio). May be I should have stated the ratio I wanted needed to be calculated from the original?

Anyways, the thing I can currently not ask the AI to do for me is to make the final selection from the Internet, in ‘good quality’ and from ‘reliable sources’. This option seems to be not (yet) available in my country and Bing is putting me on a ‘waiting list’ for the image creator to come. So, there I am with my list, still needing to select and download one-by-one all sources from what I deem to be a reliable and good quality source. I also need to keep track of this source for credits. And this still takes a lot of time.
So I believe one should not think the AI today will do all of the work for you… but it can sure relieve you of some of the most tedious parts and lower your efforts by 30-50%… which, for free and just like that, is already a lot.

Wow, long thread here. I will read all of it soon, but just chiming in with an opinion already:

Many years ago I read in an AI book (can’t remember the name anymore) that in the future the AI would be so powerful that it would render most – if not all – human work obsolete.

Then there would be just two paths to follow:

  • The powers that be would share machines for the human being and everyone would live in paradise;
  • The powers that be would keep machines just for them, and everyone else would starve to death.

As we can see, in the last decades progress became exponential. AI will make progress even more exponential, until we most probably reach singularity.

Now, if that is going to free all of us from work and allow us to appreciate life without difficulties or not… is to be seen. :grin:

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Want my opinion? For this to happen it would first require a new form of human. The AI is only ‘our puppet’ and those with the power and control of it will never want to let it go. The AI, same as any other tech, can only be if it serves our purpose. Else, it will be eradicated before it can become a real threat for our vision of absolute power and ideological belief.

I am looking for a book of ai with this resume: The powers that be would share machines for the human being and everyone would live in paradise; The powers that be would keep machines just for them, and everyone else would starve to death.

I’m not aware of a specific book with that exact resume, but there are several books that explore the potential outcomes of AI and its impact on society. Here are a few that you may find interesting:

  1. “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies” by Nick Bostrom - This book explores the potential risks and benefits of artificial intelligence, including the possibility of a “singleton” AI that could reshape the world in ways that we can’t predict.
  2. “The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology” by Ray Kurzweil - This book explores the idea of a technological singularity, a hypothetical point in the future when technological progress will accelerate so rapidly that it will fundamentally change human civilization.
  3. “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era” by James Barrat - This book examines the potential risks of AI and argues that we need to take proactive measures to ensure that AI is developed safely and ethically.
  4. “Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” by Max Tegmark - This book explores the potential benefits and risks of artificial intelligence, and examines the ethical and societal implications of advanced AI systems.

Each of these books offers a different perspective on the potential impact of AI on society, and may help to shed light on the idea of a future where machines are controlled by a small group of powerful individuals.

I: Can AI lie?

AI: As an AI language model, I cannot lie or intentionally deceive you, as I am programmed to generate responses based on statistical patterns and algorithms. However, it is possible to create AI systems that are designed to deceive or manipulate humans, such as deepfakes or chatbots designed to spread disinformation. These systems are intentionally designed to mislead people and can be considered a form of lying. However, it is important to note that such systems are not acting autonomously and are only carrying out the instructions given to them by their creators.

I: What about bluffing in poker?

In the context of playing poker, bluffing can be considered a form of deception, and it is possible to create AI systems that can bluff effectively in poker games. These AI systems are designed to analyze the behavior of their opponents and make decisions based on the likelihood of their opponents having a strong or weak hand. The AI can then use this information to decide whether to bet or fold, even if it has a weak hand.

However, it is important to note that AI systems designed for bluffing in poker are still following pre-defined algorithms and do not have the ability to intentionally deceive or lie. The AI system is simply making the most logical decision based on the information it has been given. In this way, the AI system is not lying, but rather using its computational power to make strategic decisions in a game of poker.

My resume about:

AI are not able to distinguish between good and evil, therefore they are without guilt, because they do not know what they are doing.

The responsibility lies where the cause is and not where the effect is. And where is the cause? With the hand that enters the commands to the AI via the keyboard? Who controls the hand? The brain? Who controls the brain? Where does this “I” sit that is conscious of being conscious? And so we end up with the singularity, beyond anything that is physically measurable. The unthinkable spirit from which thoughts arise and which allows the worlds around it to come into being.

This reminds me of a spiritual statement I found somewhere in my inner net (inter(nal) net – it is not called outer-net! :slight_smile: )

“The world we see is not the real world, but only a projection of our mind. If we change our thoughts and beliefs, we can transform our world and create a new reality for ourselves that corresponds to our deepest desires and dreams.”

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@mawa While we are on the subject of lying and cheating… using AI technology without mentioning it can be a own goal. It can hide your skills and talents in such a way that you can show off something extraordinary that you are not. You sell a pretty package that the content can’t live up to.

AI is Here, What’s Next? - YouTube

That is correct. But we didn’t wait for the AI to do that. It’s true for all sources of collaboration and inspiration. Some people mention that the results are from a teamwork; Others want to take it all for themselves. Personally, I account the AI as a member of the team. I shall give credit to the AI in the same way I do for the other members of the team or the other sources I use. On the other, credit can only be given if there is a meaningful contribution to the project. For example, the Internet is packed with so-called design assets that are made from say ‘a globe and an arrow’. This is usually where I wouldn’t even bother downloading the source even if it’s free and simply reproduce something similar. You cannot claim to be the creator of a sphere (although some try). If I ask the AI to pull me something very simple from my instructions (with no latitude for ‘creativity’) then it’s just an execution job. In which case, I will not necessarly make mention of it.

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Make chatGPT listen and talk to you! You need just the Voice Control to ChatGPT Plugin or Talk-to-ChatGPT with more configuration options.

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With this prompt you have very easily configured a language teacher:

Let’s have a language exchange I’ll speak in English and I want you to speak in Spanish is that okay?