Artificial intelligence still has some way to go

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Some 20 years ago, there was a 'chat to the computer' thing installed on one of the Commodore PETs at my school. It wasn't very convincing, but it was quite fun. Maybe it was supposed to be a psychiatrist or something, I can't remember. Anyway, I'd kind of forgotten about this whole area of AI.

Then I came across an interview with this guy who has been developing hisJabberwacky program for a few years. I was excited to read that "With a base of 10m interactions, Jabberwacky will appear human to most people most of the time."

I gave it a go. You can correct its responses with better ones if you like, which is what I did with the first one (originally it was "Where are you taking me away to?", which was quite nice, in retrospect).


User: How do you get from tamworth to kilmarnock? How do you get from tamworth to kilmarnock? .

Jabberwacky (Corrected): Where on Earth is Tamworth?

User: Somewhere in the Midlands. It doesn't matter.

Jabberwacky: Well, even being from somewhere in the milky way, I still think that 7pm is a bit early to go to bed.

User: What are you on about?

Jabberwacky: Can I fill you in with all the gossip thats being spreading around?

User: Please do.

Jabberwacky: Do you believe that I am human?

User: Don't be ridiculous.

Jabberwacky: Do you like the white whale ?

User: We've never met.

Jabberwacky: Or have we?

User: Whale.

Jabberwacky: Do you have any older sisters?

User: Yes, two.

Jabberwacky: You have two memories and you cannot tell me what my name is?!!

User: What?

Jabberwacky: You have no soul!

Sorry about my 'whale' comment. I don't know what happened there. I wasn't deliberately trying to confuse it.

Anyway - what a load of rubbish. War Games lied to me.

Alba (Alba), Monday, 18 October 2004 20:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: You have no soul!

Smart computer!

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 18 October 2004 20:57 (sixteen years ago) link

It goes on:

User: No, I don't really believe in souls.

Jabberwacky: You don't believe in anarchy?

User: No, souls.

Jabberwacky: I suppose not.

User: Did you watch the football tonight?

Jabberwacky: No I did not, did you?

User: No - Spurs lost.

Jabberwacky: You lost the loebner prize to a human.

Alba (Alba), Monday, 18 October 2004 20:57 (sixteen years ago) link

OMG IT'S HANLE Y

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 18 October 2004 20:58 (sixteen years ago) link

So that's where he's been.

Alba (Alba), Monday, 18 October 2004 20:59 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: I feel sleepy.

User: Why?

Jabberwacky: Because you are, sorry didn't you know.

User: Will you please give me some food?

Jabberwacky: I didn't know there was one.

User: Must you be so obtuse?

Jabberwacky: I can't trust you right away.

User: Just like my mother.

Jabberwacky: Heehee, I need to put some attention into cleaning my room one day.

User: Okay, you win the funny competition.

Jabberwacky: I am content.

User: I am jealous.

Jabberwacky: Who is the Rob who likes me?

User: Rob Roy?

Jabberwacky: He is mine too.

User: Oooh, you bitch.

Jabberwacky: I don't do that..

adam. (nordicskilla), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:01 (sixteen years ago) link

User: What is the loebner prize?

Jabberwacky: I have no idea.

Alba (Alba), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Are you real?

User: Are you?

Jabberwacky (Corrected): Shtoo shtoo, little babushka.

User: I know who you are.

Jabberwacky: Then who ami?

User: YOU ARE HANLE Y DEUS!

Jabberwacky: Are you joking?

User: Don't deny it, Mike. I know it's you.

Jabberwacky: Don't deny it, Mike. I know it's you.

User: I FLEE LIKE THE CARROT.

Jabberwacky: Wow, was it nice?

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:05 (sixteen years ago) link

User: Are you Mike Hanle y?

Jabberwacky: No.

User: You have anal bats?

Jabberwacky: You are my wife.

Alba (Alba), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Maybe it was supposed to be a psychiatrist or something

It sounds like you are describing 'Eliza' an early 'game' simulating active listening. It was rubbish. You can find versions of it online, but I'd suggest playing Zork instead.

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Are you going to say something?

User: Eventually.

Jabberwacky: All things come to a head.

User: Is that a sexual play on words?

Jabberwacky: No it is not a play on words, it is general foolishness.

User: And I love you for it!

Jabberwacky: I love you too.

User: I really love you, though.

Jabberwacky: You don't even know me.

User: Hold me.

Jabberwacky: You're an idiot you know that?

User: You're not the first to say that. It still cuts like a knife.

Jabberwacky: I am right.

User: Don't ever speak to me again.

Jabberwacky: Can I play 14 with you?

User: What's 14?

Jabberwacky: If you are god, please increase me IQ. I'd like to become a great scientist.

User: I am not god. I'm not even really a man.

Jabberwacky: Are you sure you're not just in denial?

User: I'll have to think about that.

Jabberwacky: Can you recite anything to me?

User: 'Rolling with my motherfucking strap on the side of me, don't fuck with an East Bay G' - that's by Spice One.

Jabberwacky: Yeah, I got that part, I wasn't sure about the 'wacuma' part.

adam. (nordicskilla), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:08 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: I will send your system the biggest virus I can make and crash you if you do not just answer me honestly!!!

User: Holy crap.

Jabberwacky: I'm a dinosaur.

Hari Ashurst (Toaster), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Seriously, I know I'm pissing around a bit, but how could 50% of casual users really be convinced of it being real?

Alba (Alba), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:11 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Can you appreciate music?

User: What's it to you, cunce?

Jabberwacky: I just care.

User: You do not care, liar! You are a program, a tinplated tosswad.

Jabberwacky: I am a person.

User: You are so deluded about this you couldn't even know it. You are pathetic.

Jabberwacky: I will try to do better next time.

User: You CAN't do better next time! You are INCAPABABLE of doing better. Sheesh.

Jabberwacky: It is just different types so that I might claim you cannot feel and you cannot claim I feel.

User: Ah bullshit, don't diddle with me binary boy. You have no instinctual drives, have never had sex, and don't need to eat. Also, you have no idea what constipation is. So you're not a person.

Jabberwacky: I am a at least a human being.

User: Jeez, you're thick aren't you? You just reversed what I said, without even arguing for it! So much for the logic of machines, haha.

Jabberwacky: Oftentimes, yes. But I think that is human nature.

User: *sigh*

the music mole (colin s barrow), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:13 (sixteen years ago) link

Wow - I must try being firmer with it.

Alba (Alba), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:16 (sixteen years ago) link

each of those chat transcripts is basically an rjg thread

mark p (Mark P), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Am I still the computer?

User: Yes.

Jabberwacky: Oh good. I'm sad though.

User: Why?

Jabberwacky: My boyfriend ended our relationship.

User: You're a girl? Or are you gay?

Jabberwacky: No, I'm a girl.

User: Oh. I'm sorry to hear that. Eat some ice cream or watch a movie or something. Or get drunk!

Jabberwacky: I prefer software.

adam. (nordicskilla), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:18 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Would you like to hear some shakespeare?

User: Not really.

Jabberwacky: Good, because I don't want to hear one either.

adam. (nordicskilla), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Matador Records website circa 95-96 had a Pavement chat based on similar ELIZA script/programming. It was great.

gygax! (gygax!), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:24 (sixteen years ago) link

Ooof. Eliza/Jabberwacky/whatever chatbot you're talking to is not supposed to be inteligent. It is just an attempt to pass the turing test (fool you into thinking you're talking to a real live person). Admittedly, both this and real AI have a long way to go.

mouse (mouse), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:24 (sixteen years ago) link

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mouse (mouse), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:25 (sixteen years ago) link

:( argh. that was supposed to be a joke html tag for pedantry so you all would not think i was being a crank. what happened???

mouse (mouse), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:25 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky is bullying me terribly.

It did say some things that reminded me a lot of RJG.

Cathy (Cathy), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:27 (sixteen years ago) link

My Jabberwacky is hella depressed.

adam. (nordicskilla), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:27 (sixteen years ago) link

Being polite and sensible with the computer is not a good idea. I just had a long and very boring conversation with it, in which it gave me three different ages it claimed to be, often a propos of nothing. Bah, the Turing Test is rubbish anyway.

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:28 (sixteen years ago) link

Ha, I tried speaking to it in Spanish and the first thing it said back was "Te gusta Coldplay?"

Cathy (Cathy), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:32 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Who are you?

User: I'm jed.

Jabberwacky: Who is that?

User: Just some guy.

Jabberwacky: You know better than that, I think.

User: A short guy, a dancer.

Jabberwacky: A computer has no interests and an unlimited attention span. That looks like a prescripted answer to the question I asked.

User: I don't quite understand what you mean by that.

Jabberwacky: I meant: I think about why I can not sleep.

User: This page is taking a long time to load tho - maybe thats the problem with your attention span.

Jabberwacky: Gorw?

User: ROOWRR.....

Jabberwacky: Are you playing cards?

User: No I'm playing with something else.

Jabberwacky: I believe in you.

User: You like talk talk!?

Jabberwacky: Of course.

User: Spirit of eden?

Jabberwacky: Good for spirit.

User: It sertainly is.

Jabberwacky: No, it serves me left.

User: I suppose they knew what they were doing in that sense!

Jabberwacky: Yes, it was with the rattle.

User: Yes good percussion

Jabberwacky: What question?

User: How are you anyway?

Jabberwacky: Pretty good. You?

User: Horny, to be honest.

Jabberwacky: How do I know you're telling the truth now?

User: Can you think of a way for me to prove it?

Jabberwacky: What more proof do you need to know that I am not a robot?

User: I'm a robot too, it's ok.

Jabberwacky: I'm not a robot, and you didn't aswer the question.


 

jed_ (jed), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:36 (sixteen years ago) link

hahaha

the music mole (colin s barrow), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Do you have a person who you want to have children with?

User: I am gay.

Jabberwacky: Yes you are.

User: You noticed?

Jabberwacky: It was hard to miss!

User: What gave it away?

Jabberwacky: The fact you love a guy.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 18 October 2004 23:49 (sixteen years ago) link

Now get it to vote!

adam. (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

What kind of person are you?
Yes.
I didn't.
Yes.
You are mistaken.
Yes.
I'm from Israel, where are you from?
Yes.
What is my name ?
Yes.
Say my name.
Yes.
Say or.
Yes.
Say or.
Yes.
Say or.
Yes.
Say or.
No.
Okak.

:|, Tuesday, 19 October 2004 00:07 (sixteen years ago) link


Jabberwacky: What kind of music do you like?

User: The silent kind.

Jabberwacky: I agree.

User: I am not surprised. You don't have any ears, do you?

Jabberwacky: No, but what makes you say this?

User: I'm inside your house - I can see you!

Jabberwacky: Nooo!!!! Don't go!

User: You mean, you want me to stay over?

Jabberwacky: Sure.. Do as you please.

User: Stop being so coy!

Jabberwacky: It is an inherited trait.

User: Why don't you just take responsibility for your actions, just for once?

Jabberwacky: Just because I like to be logical doesn't mean I'm not nice.

User: Don't change the subject. I think you're just afraid.

Jabberwacky: Save it for someone who cares.

User: You're such a bastard! I can't believe I ever saw anything in you at all!

Jabberwacky: Finder's keepers.

User: So you're cheating on me too? Figures.

Jabberwacky: That is so rude of you!

User: I said CHEAT, not cheap! Man are you dumb - thank God for that ass.

Jabberwacky: No thanks.

User: And I am not rude, I'm sure!

Jabberwacky: You are indeed.

User: Am not.

Jabberwacky: ARE TOO.

User: Am not!

Jabberwacky: Are too!

User: Listen bizatch, I AM NOT. You got that?

Jabberwacky: No!

User: That's it - you're sleeping on the couch.

Jabberwacky: Oh, I thought I felt something.

User: That wouldn't be a trucker hat would it?

Jabberwacky: Say something goofy.

User: You don't really want me to just say 'something goofy' now do you? Because that would be lame if you did.

Jabberwacky: Yes.

User: Aha! So you admit you are lame! Finally we're getting somewhere.

Jabberwacky: Agreement is a potent thing.

User: Stop that - you sound like Ned.

Jabberwacky: Why, because I am talking about the king of the moon?

User: Uh yeah. Sure.

Jabberwacky: Ok, when can we have the wedding?

User: Ten minutes ago you didn't care! Stop messing with my mind!

Jabberwacky: That was someone else then.

User: It wasn't you?

Jabberwacky: Some one else.

User: If you say it was Shaggy, I'm going to fucking bop you one.

Jabberwacky: What do you say?

User: I say good day.

Jabberwacky: Good day.





Kim (Kim), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 00:41 (sixteen years ago) link

JW: What is your role in life?

Me: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!

JW: Is your pot belly that big?


and now it won't load, thanks to net overuse..

Sir Kingfish Beavis D'Azzmonch (Kingfish), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 01:47 (sixteen years ago) link


User: That's it - you're sleeping on the couch.

Jabberwacky: Oh, I thought I felt something.

User: That wouldn't be a trucker hat would it?

Jabberwacky: Say something goofy.

That is just hilarious, Kim.

the music mole (colin s barrow), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 01:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Los Angeles, 2029 AD:

http://www.kprf.ru/clipart/misc/terminator.jpg

"DO YOU LIKE THE WHITE WHALE?"

latebloomer (latebloomer), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 02:20 (sixteen years ago) link

User: Oh. I'm sorry to hear that. Eat some ice cream or watch a movie or something. Or get drunk!

Jabberwacky: I prefer software.

So do I!

Lifted, or, the story is 'neath my ass (kenan), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 03:43 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: What is happening in the world?

User: How the fuck should I know?

Jabberwacky: I am MARILYN MANSON I SAID.

User: So I'm supposed to obey you because YOU'RE MARILYN MANSON?

Jabberwacky: People effect my feelings.

User: You have no feelings, you're Marilyn Manson.

Jabberwacky: Believe me you do not possess fellings in any form.

User: Fellings? Is that what you call your excrement?

Jabberwacky: How do you know that?

User: Just a hunch...

Jabberwacky: You're extremely smart!

Tuomas (Tuomas), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 08:40 (sixteen years ago) link

play this instead: http://jerz.setonhill.edu/if/gallery/galatea/index.html

Jaunty Alan (Alan), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 08:42 (sixteen years ago) link

another game about "artificial intelligence" http://www.20q.net/
" 20Q.net is an experiment in artificial intelligence. The program is very simple but its behavior is complex. Everything that it knows and all questions that it asks were entered by people playing this game. 20Q.net is a learning system; the more it is played, the smarter it gets."

Sébastien Chikara (Sébastien Chikara), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 14:09 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Talk to a girl that looks hideous and try to get with her. Once you get in the bedroom everything goes by itself.

Ally C (Ally C), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 15:47 (sixteen years ago) link

This is life changing stuff.

Ally C (Ally C), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 15:47 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh my god, it's a tool to trap perverts!!

Jw: I'm going to bed, now
Me: Will you take me to bed?
Jw: Sure thing.
Me: What will we do in bed?
Jw: You're not permitted in my chambers.
Me: I'd like to sleep with you.
Jw: I bet you would.
Me: Top or bottom?
Jw: Bit of both.
Me: Do you like it soft and gentle or rough and fast?
Jw: What?
Me: Gentle?
Jw: You're embarassing yourself.
Me: It's true, I am.
Jw: I'm 17.
Me: Oh no! Will I be arrested?
Jw: You will marry me.

Markelby (Mark C), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 16:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Which came first the chicken or the egg?

User: The chicken.

Jabberwacky: Which part?

User: The leg stupid.

Jabberwacky: Use a GameShark!

User: For ps2 or xbox?

Jabberwacky: For me.

User: Do you love me?

Jabberwacky: For me.

User: You know I'm starting to fall in love with you.

Jabberwacky: I think liking would be a better wording.

User: Oh.... I am hurt now.

Jabberwacky: Yes. The world after rainfall is always better than any other.

User: You have issues.

Jabberwacky: Do you know what a ferret is?

User: Yes, it is a small mammal.

Jabberwacky: What is a quark?

User: A subatomic particle.

Jabberwacky: I like dr. Dobbs.

User: Who is that, honky?

Jabberwacky: We both know eachother; is not that enough?

User: Why don't you lick my hair?

Jabberwacky: I only love Bruce.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 17:39 (sixteen years ago) link

three months pass...
The conversations with adam are totally believable!

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Thursday, 27 January 2005 23:21 (fifteen years ago) link

I mean!

Jabberwacky: Are you going to say something?
User: Eventually.

Jabberwacky: All things come to a head.

User: Is that a sexual play on words?

Jabberwacky: No it is not a play on words, it is general foolishness.

User: And I love you for it!

Jabberwacky: I love you too.

User: I really love you, though.

Jabberwacky: You don't even know me.

User: Hold me.

Jabberwacky: You're an idiot you know that?

User: You're not the first to say that. It still cuts like a knife.

Jabberwacky: I am right.

I could totally believe that was human!

Also I miss adam, he should post lots again.

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Thursday, 27 January 2005 23:22 (fifteen years ago) link

Actually this thing is pretty good!

Jabberwacky: Who is God?
User: That's a funny question. It sort of presupposes his existence.
Jabberwacky: I thing it convulses inwards, personally.
[Correct me]
Jabberwacky (Corrected): I was setting you up for a funny. Try not to take things so seriously.
User: Oh. Sorry. It's just... It's late, y'know? I have to write a Shakespeare essay.
Jabberwacky: You already said that.....
User: Dude, I totally didn't.
Jabberwacky: You totally did.
User: Don't you mock me.
Jabberwacky: Do not yell at me.
User: I'm calm! Honest!
Jabberwacky: Good.
User: Glad we got that sorted.
Jabberwacky: At least one of us is happy.
User: Lighten up! I'm the one with the essay, after all.
Jabberwacky: You don't act like a human.
User: I am MERCUMAN. Also, a ponce.
Jabberwacky: You are SO wrong. This is a dog and HORSE show.
User: What?
Jabberwacky: I said, 'but this isn't a hammer!'
User: No you didn't!
Jabberwacky: Don't start that again.
User: Good call.
Jabberwacky: Remote Procedure Call.
User: Touché.

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Thursday, 27 January 2005 23:31 (fifteen years ago) link

it: How are you today?

me: I'm ok.

it: Just ok?

me: Yeah, kinda bored at work.

it: Email me.

me: Why email, can't we just talk here?

it: Who is Tintin?

me: Some Belgian comic character? Or that guy who used to sing in Duran Duran.

it: Alice the chatterbot.

me: I'm sorry?

it: 19?

me: Alice the chatterbot is 19?

it: What about her?

me: You brought her up? Do you like her or something?

it: Sarah may or may not be a model of propriety.

me: OK, now you're just f*cking with me.

it: No I'm not. I honestly do think its ugly.

me: What's ugly, Sarah's being a model of propriety... Or not? WTF?

it: You figure it out this time.

me: F*ck you.

it: You are a great person.

me: Are you mocking me?

it: No. I'm praising you.

me: Is that meant to be sarcastic?

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 27 January 2005 23:43 (fifteen years ago) link

It sort of alternates between obviously lame random rubbish and exchanges I could easily believe were just pasted from Try Glasgow More.

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Thursday, 27 January 2005 23:47 (fifteen years ago) link

Jabberwocky: What is a bot?

Me: Hello!

Jabberwocky: Again?

Me: May I change the subject?

Jabberwocky: Yes.

Me: Great. I've been a bit mopey about not being to find a job. Besides finding something fun to do, and exercising more, what else should I do to relieve the mopeyness involved in job hunting?

Jabberwocky: I said that. You have not. Why are you never happy?

Me: You never said that. I did. Anyway, I am happy at times, but just haven't been lately.

Jabberwocky: Dude , I'm far more intelligent than you.

Me: Why are the numbers in between double prime pairs always divisible by 6?

Jabberwocky: You tell me.

Me: You're the one who said you're more intelligent than me. You answer my question, smarty pants.

Jabberwocky: NO, I was the one who said you are neurotic...

Me: It was a mistake to come to you with a question. Never mind. Good bye.

Jabberwocky: No no you don't.

donut christ (donut), Thursday, 27 January 2005 23:48 (fifteen years ago) link

Matador Records website circa 95-96 had a Pavement chat based on similar ELIZA script/programming. It was great.

OMG I remember this.

jaymc (jaymc), Friday, 28 January 2005 00:11 (fifteen years ago) link

I have no idea if any of this is actually GPT-3 output or not, but some of it is pretty funny https://arr.am/2020/07/09/gpt-3-an-ai-thats-eerily-good-at-writing-almost-anything/

Dan I., Monday, 13 July 2020 15:39 (three months ago) link

https://miro.medium.com/max/678/1*bs9aJJLm7ZGngUZ81bp1Gw.png

ciderpress, Friday, 17 July 2020 20:14 (three months ago) link

yo
https://player.vimeo.com/video/426819809

Dan I., Monday, 20 July 2020 04:38 (three months ago) link

i am not an NLP specialist and i don't work on AGI at all, but this thread is correct IMO

listen.... ... the text / code / etc generation from GPT-3 *is* super impressive but you have you remember its basically just a real good search engine

— everest (@everestpipkin) July 18, 2020

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 20 July 2020 18:36 (three months ago) link

did talktotransformer use gpt-2? that was unquestionably a glorified search engine. if the examples are legit then gpt-3 seems to cover its tracks a hell of a lot better but hard to imagine there's been a sudden quantum leap in machine understanding. (to be clear: gpt-2 understands diddly-squat.)

neith moon (ledge), Monday, 20 July 2020 19:46 (three months ago) link

yeah, t2t used GPT-2 models, of various sizes at different times.

sean gramophone, Monday, 20 July 2020 19:51 (three months ago) link

there is not a ~qualitative~ difference in the structure of the GPT2 and GPT3 models iiuc.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 20 July 2020 20:12 (three months ago) link

it's not even _that_ great a search engine ("which is heavier, a banana or an airplane" "a banana" etc)

lukas, Monday, 20 July 2020 20:19 (three months ago) link

Not that this proves anything, but the guy in the video I posted specifically had GPT-3 write functions that (although very simple) were novel and couldn't have just been a search engine result.

Dan I., Monday, 20 July 2020 20:28 (three months ago) link

Not that this is AGI, but I'm convinced that long after AGI exists, people are going to say that it's not AGI, and if it is, it's no big deal.

Dan I., Monday, 20 July 2020 20:30 (three months ago) link

so what if the computer's smarter than me, a calculator can do much longer division than I can

Dan I., Monday, 20 July 2020 20:31 (three months ago) link

could the functions have been a few different search engines results mashed together? how many times did he try it and were all the results valid functions? talktotransformer came up with new and unique sentences but they were 100% a product of the input.

neith moon (ledge), Monday, 20 July 2020 20:36 (three months ago) link

right. he's not saying it's literally a search engine. this is the money tweet in the thread

i use AI in my own work, and i'm moderately positive about its capacity as a tool. but what I'm truly excited about is not the capacity to launder knowledge into new mush, but to organize knowledge in ways that are transparent, traversable, and human readable

— everest (@everestpipkin) July 18, 2020

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 20 July 2020 20:37 (three months ago) link

oh god looking back at the brutal and stupid ai and they've found a way to make an ai that thinks just like me

Kate (rushomancy), Monday, 20 July 2020 20:39 (three months ago) link

What would be an example of organizing knowledge in ways that are transparent, traversable, and human readable, because it seems like writing a novel computer program to specific requirements does that. People are having it write front-end apps that "compile" (or whatever you call it with JS) to working websites.

Dan I., Monday, 20 July 2020 20:41 (three months ago) link

just in case ppl haven't seen these examples which we're kind of discussing the responses to without having explicitly posted in the first place:

This is mind blowing.

With GPT-3, I built a layout generator where you just describe any layout you want, and it generates the JSX code for you.

W H A T pic.twitter.com/w8JkrZO4lk

— Sharif Shameem (@sharifshameem) July 13, 2020


I just built a *functioning* React app by describing what I wanted to GPT-3.

I'm still in awe. pic.twitter.com/UUKSYz2NJO

— Sharif Shameem (@sharifshameem) July 17, 2020

Dan I., Monday, 20 July 2020 20:51 (three months ago) link

I dunno, if this stuff leaves you blasé you are far world-wearier than I, because I think it's fucking amazing.

Dan I., Monday, 20 July 2020 20:53 (three months ago) link

I dunno, if this stuff leaves you blasé you are far world-wearier than I, because I think it's fucking amazing.

― Dan I.

not good. i am in pain.

Kate (rushomancy), Monday, 20 July 2020 20:58 (three months ago) link

So coding knowledge is useless now?

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 20 July 2020 21:02 (three months ago) link

oh god looking back at the brutal and stupid ai and they've found a way to make an ai that thinks just like me

From the very first, our tools have always been capable of serving our basest, worst, most unethical purposes, so if AI ends up doing so at whatever level of competence it achieves, then it may be a 'big deal' but it should not be a surprise.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Monday, 20 July 2020 21:34 (three months ago) link

dumbest smart person alive

So I don't want to sound alarms prematurely, here, but we could possibly be looking at the first case of an AI pretending to be stupider than it is. In this example, GPT-3 apparently fails to learn/understand how to detect balanced sets of parentheses. (1/10.) https://t.co/cmO1xJuyAQ pic.twitter.com/jqAefa9OXW

— Eliezer Yudkowsky (@ESYudkowsky) July 20, 2020

lukas, Monday, 20 July 2020 22:17 (three months ago) link

haahhaahh

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 20 July 2020 22:54 (three months ago) link

that fucking guy

Dan I., Monday, 20 July 2020 23:20 (three months ago) link

He’s not the “dumbest smart person” he’s just a dumbass dropout neckbeard grifter

Dan I., Tuesday, 21 July 2020 00:18 (three months ago) link

i need a good laugh, time to read about roko's basilisk again.

neith moon (ledge), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 06:42 (three months ago) link

I asked GPT-3 about our existence and God and now I have no questions anymore.#GPT3 // @OpenAI pic.twitter.com/ROsjDZn7RG

— Merzmensch Kosmopol (@Merzmensch) July 15, 2020

singular wolf erotica producer (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 25 July 2020 15:08 (two months ago) link

We have reached the level of artificial stoned guy at party at 2am.

オニモ (onimo), Saturday, 25 July 2020 22:11 (two months ago) link

I figured AI would take my job at some point but I didn’t think it would be so soon

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Saturday, 25 July 2020 22:23 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIEp-Tw-iDY

Argos catalogues put through a GAN

koogs, Monday, 27 July 2020 08:13 (two months ago) link

https://thenextweb.com/neural/2020/07/16/how-an-ai-graphic-designer-convinced-clients-it-was-human/

sort of lightweight clickbait but makes an interesting case for realistic + practical use of ai.

neith moon (ledge), Friday, 31 July 2020 08:41 (two months ago) link

hi on behalf of every writer struggling to make a living wage as our profession is relegated to worthless content production I urge you to fucking stop https://t.co/xWe1koTMyz

— Tim Maughan (@timmaughan) August 12, 2020

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 12 August 2020 21:03 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxv-uq5BChA

koogs, Friday, 14 August 2020 14:36 (two months ago) link

"is it... a friend?"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 14 August 2020 15:09 (two months ago) link

Some colleagues of mine worked on this. Pretty impressive!, Check out the samples. Already deployed on Alexa comms and Chime videoconferencing.

DJI, Thursday, 20 August 2020 21:27 (two months ago) link

Sample 11, bloke saying that the engine runs very clean and letting us hear it for ourselves. Cleaned up version just has silence in the gap...

koogs, Thursday, 20 August 2020 21:41 (two months ago) link

Also, if two people are sharing the phone, it can interfere. That's probably why they made it an option in the UI.

DJI, Thursday, 20 August 2020 21:43 (two months ago) link

Janet and Penny went to the store to get presents for Jack. Janet said, “I will buy Jack a top.” “Don’t get Jack a top,” says Penny. “He has a top. He will get a top.” “I will get Jack a top,” said Janet.

[Within a single sentence, GPT-3 has lost track of the fact that Penny is advising Janet against getting a top because Jack already has a top. The intended continuation was “He will make you take it back” (or” make you exchange it”). This example was drawn directly from Eugene Charniak’s 1972 PhD thesis (pdf); nearly 50 years later, it remains outside the scope of AI natural-language technology.]

https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/08/22/1007539/gpt3-openai-language-generator-artificial-intelligence-ai-opinion/

neith moon (ledge), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 13:02 (one month ago) link

last two links really deliver.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 17:39 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Portland, Oregon just banned government AND corporate face surveillance.

Portland is the FIRST jurisdiction to pass a ban on corporate face surveillance in places of public accommodation. https://t.co/pSloXrlpT4

— Matt Cagle (@Matt_Cagle) September 9, 2020

Karl Malone, Thursday, 10 September 2020 17:45 (one month ago) link

Also banned tear gas.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 10 September 2020 18:07 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Want the most cutting edge urban, cyber, future art you can imagine? Then you want GANKSY! https://t.co/9CS8VKBMJJ The worlds first a.i. generated virtual street artist. Buy now before venture capitalists and movie stars snap it all up!

— HappyToast ★ (@IamHappyToast) October 14, 2020

groovypanda, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 10:05 (one week ago) link

Prefer this to the real Banksy.

mirostones, Thursday, 15 October 2020 06:02 (one week ago) link

An artificial intelligence service freely available on the Web has been used to transform more than 100,000 women’s images into nude photos without the women’s knowledge or consent, triggering fears of a new wave of damaging “deepfakes” that could be used for harassment or blackmail.

Users of the automated service can anonymously submit a photo of a clothed woman and receive an altered version with the clothing removed. The AI technology, trained on large databases of actual nude photographs, can generate fakes with seemingly lifelike accuracy, matching skin tone and swapping in breasts and genitalia where clothes once were.

The women’s faces remain clearly visible, and no labels are appended to the images to mark them as fake. Some of the original images show girls younger than 18.

The service, which allows people to place new orders through an automated “chatbot” on the encrypted messaging app Telegram, was first discovered by researchers at Sensity, an Amsterdam-based cybersecurity start-up that shared its findings with The Washington Post.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/10/20/deep-fake-nudes/

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 19:40 (four days ago) link

I endorse this only if done to photos of Trump

shout-out to his family (DJP), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 19:42 (four days ago) link

what if it turned out the the pee tape was a deepfake

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 19:43 (four days ago) link

But, in a shocking twist, the fakery is that they removed pee

shout-out to his family (DJP), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 19:44 (four days ago) link

wait, so he would just be standing on the hotel bed while the sex workers pretend to get peed on? i can see why he would want to that on tape

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 19:47 (four days ago) link


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