lovesdogsguy t1_je6glk1 wrote

I'm not familiar with their takes (like many have pointed out, this is starting to seem like a full-time job keeping up!) but I'll take a look.

But even when I heard Elon comment in an interview or article about AI even 5 - 7 years ago, all I could see/hear was "me me me!" He'd talk about AI safety but it was blatantly never anything to do with that when it came to him specifically. It has significantly more to do with his ego than anything else.


lovesdogsguy t1_je67zt4 wrote

This is the reason he's been talking about AI for so long (comments as far back as 2017 and before.) It has almost nothing to do with AI safety. He's a narcissist. He knows that powerful and democratised AI (or AGI) has the potential to level the playing field to an extent that his ego would be seriously challenged. It's less about money to him than it is about his narcissism. He's at the "top" so to speak, and he knows things are on the verge of shifting, but he doesn't want to potentially slip into insignificance / obscurity.


lovesdogsguy t1_j8nyrwh wrote

>My friend Fred says that he will quit his job when the new Nvidia GPUs become available. They are basically the replicators of Star Trek. You don't need anything else.

Can you elaborate a bit on this? I haven't looked into the new Nvidia GPUs. How are they the replicators of Star Trek? Isn't that replication on the molecular level? I know this is probably hyperbole, but I'd like to know if there's even something akin to this with these GPUs. What can they do? What would they enable a person who owns them to do?


lovesdogsguy t1_j6jf3i5 wrote

I don't think that's the best analogy. We're heading straight towards the vertical side of the exponential growth curve here. I mean, if we're not, then what's this sub for?

We clearly are — either we're already on it, or just about to hit it. There's going to be a deluge of tech / AI advancement over just the next 3 - 5 years. It's not going to replace everyone that quickly though; most companies are very slow to adapt.

I'm in Europe. If you're looking for job security, get a state / government job. I think they'll keep a lot of those jobs around just 'because'.


lovesdogsguy t1_j6f1fjd wrote

Just prompted: "Please summarise the following article," and then copy / pasted the text of the article. First answer was just a short paragraph, so I prompted, "please expand the summary by 30%." It was more than double the length. Still not so good with numbers it seems.


lovesdogsguy t1_j6ed0fx wrote

Summary from chatGPT:

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is in Washington D.C. this week to demystify the advanced chatbot ChatGPT to lawmakers and explain its uses and limitations. The chatbot, which is powered by cutting edge AI, is so capable that its responses are indistinguishable from human writing. The technology's potential impact on academic learning, disruption of entire industries and potential misuse has sparked concern among lawmakers. OpenAI, the company that created ChatGPT, has a partnership with Microsoft, which has agreed to invest around $10 billion into the company. In the meetings, Altman has also told policymakers that OpenAI is on the path to creating "artificial general intelligence," a term used to describe an artificial intelligence that can think and understand on the level of the human brain. This has led to discussions about the need for regulation and oversight for the technology. OpenAI was formed as a nonprofit in 2015 by some of the tech industry's most successful entrepreneurs, like Elon Musk, investor Peter Thiel, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Y Combinator founding partner Jessica Livingston. A central mandate was to study the possibility that artificial intelligence could do harm to humanity. Therefore, it makes sense that Altman would be on a tour of Washington right now to discuss the potential impacts of the technology on society and the need for regulation.


lovesdogsguy t1_j6bo156 wrote

I think it's because it's probably the first thing that has the true potential to bring AI and its potential to mainstream awareness. They may not want that at this point in time — gives them time to keep working away (mostly) in private. It may or may not be a good idea though; somebody's going to do it regardless if they don't.

If a model was released that enabled anyone to create beautiful music in any genre effortlessly (or even easily,) the shift in public perception would be absolutely tectonic. Everyone would be talking about artificial intelligence. Image generators caused a small stir. This would incur societal level awareness of what's happening.


lovesdogsguy t1_j4g46l7 wrote

Wow! I genuinely thought people would be interested in this. For those asking you can see the total sub number on the main page in the top right if you hover over "198K"

Let me know if you think this is truly not a good post and I'll delete it.


lovesdogsguy t1_j1iig2g wrote

Reply to comment by Chad_Nauseam in Hype bubble by fortunum

Reminds me of that Stephen Hawking quote about AI. I'm paraphrasing here, but it's something like,

"if Aliens called tomorrow and said, hey btw, we're on our way to Earth, see you in about 20 years, we wouldn't just say, 'ok great,' and then hang up the phone and go back to our routine. The entire world would begin to prepare for their arrival. It's the same with AI. This alien thing is coming and nobody's preparing for it."

I think his analogy is very succinct.


lovesdogsguy t1_j1g7tkz wrote

Reply to comment by Gimbloy in Hype bubble by fortunum

they probably won’t change their mind until an autonomous robot knocks on their door and drags them into the street has sex with them.

Couldn't resist.


lovesdogsguy t1_ixdb0pm wrote

"For the first time, according to a new study shared with Gizmodo by Meta’s Fundamental AI Research Diplomacy Team, researchers trained an AI to attain “human level performance” in the war strategy board game Diplomacy. The new AI agent, named after the classical statesman and scholar who witnessed the fall of the Roman Republic, was able to effectively communicate and strategize with other human players, plan best methods for victory, and in some cases, even pass as a human. Now, the researchers say Cicero, which accomplished its tasks by combining dialogue and strategic reasoning models, stands as a “benchmark” for multi-AI agent learning."


Title got me! — Diplomacy the war strategy board game.


lovesdogsguy t1_ixakufn wrote

>and some well thought out negative arguments, too!)

Unfortunately, the vast majority of the people making these kinds of comments have no concept of the singularity or exponential progress. One can really only have a proper discourse when you take prospects such as this into account. This renders most of these comments redundant.