All We Are Saying

Midjourney’s take on Joe Biden planning a war against China, and on ChatGPT as a peacenik; my own prompts

For those of you worried about the explosive growth of AI and its consequences: I would be the first to admit the dangers of this new technology, especially in the hands of the deranged, the military, propagandists, and the security state.

But consider this:

I asked ChatGPT:

What single action could a US president take that would be most effective in bringing about world peace?

And its answer was:

As an AI language model, I do not have personal beliefs or opinions, and I cannot predict the future. However, I can suggest that promoting diplomacy and peaceful conflict resolution through negotiations and dialogue with other countries could be one of the most effective actions a US President could take to contribute to world peace. This could involve engaging with international organizations, encouraging disarmament, reducing military involvement in global conflicts, and fostering mutual respect and understanding among nations. Additionally, supporting economic development, humanitarian aid, and environmental sustainability initiatives worldwide could also contribute to stability and peace. Ultimately, achieving world peace is a complex and multifaceted challenge that requires the collective efforts of individuals, communities, and governments around the world.

And I confess I am far more frightened of Joe Biden and his advisors right now, than I am about the future dangers of AI.

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5 Responses to All We Are Saying

  1. Dave Pollard says:

    For those wanting to try out ChatGPT but leery of Discord, there’s now a free Chrome Extension called ChatGPT for Google, that will automatically put a ChatGPT chatbox on every Google Search page, and ‘answer’ your search questions at the same time Google Search lists links for your search. You can judge for yourself which provides the most useful information. There’s even a setting by which you can have ChatGPT ‘infer’ a question for every search you make, and answer it, or alternatively only respond when your search query ends in a question mark.

  2. Ray says:

    It is obvious that these seemingly coherent strings of words that are spit out by these (blessed with an enormous number of parameters) AI software contraptions are just reflections on the enormous database that they have been trained on. Don’t expect too much really original stuff coming out of their AI mouths.
    If there is lot’s of conflict in the stuff that they have been trained on, it’s doubtful that you will see much useful stuff coming out. Maybe in desperation (if it could understand all that conflict in it’s original training data – which it does not) and given the programmed compulsion to come up with some sort of a response, I would expect a fair amount of hallucination, regurgitation of one side of the conflicting data or some genuine gobbledygook.

  3. Dale Asberry says:

    And not just Biden, but any president that the parties would allow to run. I really like RFK Jr. but he’s anti-war — there’s no way he’ll get out of the box in the primaries.

  4. Glennis Moriarty says:

    It is certainly necessary to be wary of all those currently ‘in charge’. But I think AI technology has as much or more potential to be used for harm than to be used neutrally or for the good of all. A great danger is that no one will (eventually) be able to distinguish fact from fake. (A certain president started that too…) And insanity will prevail.

  5. Dave Pollard says:

    Glennis, whenever I read ‘popular opinion’ about CoVid-19 or the Ukraine War, I wonder if we’re already there. Perhaps we’ve been there a long time, and are only just starting to realize it.

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