The launch of ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot created by tech firm OpenAI, has turned artificial intelligence into an increasingly “mainstream” topic of discussion that is capturing headlines and prompting everybody to take a peek at what this kind of innovative technology can do.
ChatGPT is a solution that falls into the category of “generative AI”. This kind of technology uses text prompts from a user and generates a response in the same or other formats. For example, ChatGPT is text-to-text while Dall-E 2 was designed as text-to-image.
This rapid increase in the popularity of AI-powered generative AI poses several questions about what the future may hold for the world and we know it, starting with the internet, as many developers are now interested in integrating the solution to their software.
What is Generative AI and Is It as Reliable as Everybody Seems to Think?
The technology created by OpenAI is known as GPT-3 and it is powered by a combination of powerful cloud computing and complex mathematical algorithms and formulations that enable the chatbot to come up with answers by using publicly available sources of information.
Even though the responses provided by the chatbot may seem plausible and hard to refute at first glance, users must understand that artificial intelligence – in its current state – cannot be considered foolproof.
There are well-documented phenomena such as the so-called “AI hallucinations” that can prompt the system to come up with entirely fabricated answers that may sound authoritative but that are inaccurate by all means.
If a large number of developers start to integrate this software into their applications and fail to double-check the responses they get from ChatGPT, chances are that the reliability of their solutions may suffer from the natural limitations that the AI-powered software still has.
The Launch of an API by OpenAI Can Lead to Increase Adoption of ChatGPT
The use of OpenAI’s flagship software will probably keep increasing after its application programming interface (API) is released. This solution allows developers to connect their solutions directly with ChatGPT and create workflows so they can draw answers for the chatbot that can somehow be used to further enhance their existing product or service.
One example is the Israeli cybersecurity firm Orca Security, which recently announced that it will be integrating ChatGPT into its flagship cloud risk management solution.
Orca will program the chatbot so it can generate recommended remedies once the system receives alerts regarding any weaknesses within the cloud infrastructure of the company’s clients.
Will ChatGPT’s responses be 100% reliable in the case of Orca? The company claims that it will combine the GPT-3 technology that powers OpenAI’s chatbot with its proprietary datasets, meaning that the system will draw its answers and remediation proposals from a fixed knowledge base rather than from an unfiltered universe of information.
Some experts in the field claim that both well-reputed companies and ill-intentioned endeavors may both draw from the pool of popularity of ChatGPT by claiming that they use the technology for some purpose even though, in practice, they may not implement it at all.
In any case, users should be aware that AI is still a field in the making and there are ethical rules that should not be bypassed to preserve the interests of mankind.
What to Expect from the Use of AI and How Can It Change the Internet?
Companies including Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet (GOOG) have already acknowledged that artificial intelligence is a leading trend that may change how the world works. The company headed by Satya Nadella has been the first to identify the potential of OpenAI’s solutions and has invested serious money into its initiatives.
Aside from that, Microsoft is the exclusive provider of cloud computing for OpenAI and has recently acquired a sizable stake in the firm in exchange for $10 billion.
It can be expected that the Redmond-based company will be the first in line to benefit from the advances made by OpenAI now that it is a major stakeholder. This may result in the launch of new or revamped products and services such as an AI-powered Bing search engine and a – more – intelligent MS Office.
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