SupportstheOP t1_jec5s0p wrote

Everyone I talk to doesn't downplay it, but they don't seem to understand its implications either. Even when I tell them there is a very likely chance we could have a human-level intelligence AI within the near future, they are amazed at the fact, though nothing more than that.


SupportstheOP t1_ja6b7ta wrote

Blockbuster had the opportunity to buy Netflix and perhaps later pursue the streaming model, but they never did. Sears had its own catalog that made perfect sense to transition to an online store format, yet they never did. Sometimes, big companies fail because they become stuck in their ways. Meanwhile, a new company eager to find its place can uproot them by embracing the new.


SupportstheOP t1_j9nv52l wrote

In many ways, it's how our own brain operates. Our brain carries out different functions that are transferred between the hemispheres. Without the connection, even certain, simple tasks become hard or downright impossible for each hemisphere to do alone.


SupportstheOP t1_ix30gcg wrote

Reply to comment by overlordpotatoe in 2023 predictions by ryusan8989

I'm wondering if that played into GPT-4s development. There's immense competition to be cutting edge and first in the AI race, and releasing an AI system that is behind its predecessors is basically not releasing an AI at all. It's possible they delayed releasing it so they can make sure GPT-4 can go toe-to-toe with any would-be competitors.