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The Eliza effect

Humans have a habit of anthropomorphising everything, from computers to animals, cars, and even gods. This is dangerous

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Kumar Abishek
Announcing GPT-4 just days ago, OpenAI claimed it “exhibits human-level performance on various professional and academic benchmarks”.

Only last year, GPT-3.5-powered ChatGPT became the second AI (artificial intelligence) model ever— months after Google’s LaMDA — to ace the Turing test, which is considered a benchmark for machine intelligence. ChatGPT and LaMDA managed to fool an interviewer into believing that he/she was interacting with a human.

The announcement of GPT-4 — a generational leap in an already revolutionary technology — took the world, which is still to fathom opportunities and challenges from GPT-3 and ChatGPT, by storm.

The new system is a “multimodal” model
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First Published: Mar 17 2023 | 10:33 PM IST

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