Artificial intelligence seemed to behave badly this past month. Tesla had to recall 362,000 of its self-driving cars for a software update after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that these AI-controlled vehicles were speeding through yellow lights, failing to come to a fully complete stop at some stop signs, and occasionally driving straight through an intersection even though they were in a turn lane. And Bing’s new chatbot, which is … [Read more...] about The moral consciousness of a chatbot
What does artificial intelligence mean for writers?
I have largely ignored all of the debate over ChatGPT ("Generative Pre-training Tranformer), the artificial intelligence program used to generate prose. I have largely ignored it because I am not ready to come to grips with the fact that a phone app might be able to write a better essay than me. But if Washington Post columnist Karen Attiah is correct, it may be time to come to grips with all of this, or at least offer some thoughtful analysis and/or critique. Here is a … [Read more...] about What does artificial intelligence mean for writers?