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Did Artificial Intelligence Just Get Too Smart?

The Daily

The New York Times

News, Daily News

4.597.8K Ratings

🗓️ 16 December 2022

⏱️ 33 minutes

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This episode contains strong language.In the past few weeks, a major breakthrough in the world of artificial intelligence — ChatGPT — has put extraordinary powers in the hands of anyone with access to the internet. Released by OpenAI, a San Francisco-based company, ChatGPT can write essays, come up with scripts for TV shows, answer math questions and even write code. Guest: Kevin Roose, a technology columnist for The New York Times and host of the Times podcast “Hard Fork.”

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0:00.0

From New York Times, I'm Michael Bavaro. This is The Daily.

0:07.0

Okay. I am going to create an account on chat GPT.

0:19.0

Over the past few weeks, there's been a major breakthrough in the world of artificial intelligence.

0:25.0

First thing that comes up is a, I am not a robot test. I have to have a robot.

0:33.0

Tell me, I'm not a robot in order to engage a bot.

0:39.0

Okay.

0:40.0

That has put extraordinary new powers into the hands of anyone with access to the internet.

0:47.0

I need a password, including me.

0:50.0

Send code. Oh my god.

0:53.0

It's better be worth it.

0:55.0

Today, my colleague, Kevin Rus, on how the technology actually works and why it's arrival marks a new era in computing.

1:06.0

Here we are. Welcome to chat GPT. The revolution begins here.

1:14.0

It's Friday, December 16th.

1:21.0

Kevin, welcome back to The Daily.

1:27.0

Today, we are going to turn your unique powers of explanation to the inscrutable sounding chat GPT.

1:38.0

Tell us about this newfangled technology. What is it? What does that acronym stand for? Why does it matter?

1:48.0

Well, Michael, I'm grateful to be here and always happy to be your personal tech support guru, member of the Michael Barbaro, genius squad.

2:00.0

We can do this two ways. I could explain chat GPT to you as you asked or I could have chat GPT explain itself to you.

2:08.0

Which would you prefer?

2:10.0

I kind of want to ask you to do it. I'm scared of this technology.

2:13.0

Let's give it the old human try, shall we?

2:16.0

Yes.

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