Personal notes about the article Stop calling it artificial intelligence

Language models like ChatGPT, GPT-3 seem to pop-up in the news and in my YouTube feed quite a lot.

So I tried to better understand what these tools are and what they are not, what they can do and cannot do:

  • no real knowledge of reasoning, the real-world, and social interaction
  • show human-level competence in low-level pattern recognition skills
  • at the cognitive level they are merely imitating human intelligence, not engaging deeply and creatively
  • machine learning can serve to augment human intelligence, via painstaking analysis of large data sets
  • can provide new services to humans in domains such as health care, commerce, and transportation
  • Good at finding patterns
  • There is no intelligent thought in computers that is responsible for the progress and which is competing with humans
  • do not form the kinds of semantic representations and inferences that humans are capable of
  • For the foreseeable future, computers will not be able to match humans in their ability to reason abstractly about real-world situations

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