Nice research tool though, I would have written about the deafening roar of water as my character flew around under the ocean
I feel the same way, about the potential futility of basically all efforts, at least as an inroad to a paycheck. People are concerned about a robot replacing Van Gogh, but does anyone realize how much easier it is to replace a bureaucrat, driver, manager, counterperson, salesman, lawn care specialist, or fireman? There's a few of those that are a bit more complicated, but it's now a countdown to a day when every job can be replaced. I say that because less than .1 percent of jobs actually require much beyond a 5th grade base education, and a small amount of specialized education. I knew a lot of people around the quarter or half million a year income level, and they had skills such as "can make and operate spreadsheet" or "he knows how to get a contractor to sign a deal". You think an AI can paint the sistine Chapel but can't replace a corporate middleman? Which intellect was more rare?I paid the $20 to access GPT4 and see if it's any better than 3.5
I asked 3 times to give me possible wins for a teenage boy that suddenly has magic powers and unlimited money.
Gave me TWENTY FIVE possibilities .... for a high school boy... and not even one single idea in the ballpark of "attention from a cute popular girl"
They're saying this thing will be writing books in two years, and that is a little bit stressful, cause I'm spending all this time trying to learn how to write books and make movies. and the damn thing will be writing books and making movies better than me at some point.
Point being it's still got a ways to go.
Is this more like what you were envisioning?
See, nobody has yet figured out what use the robots would have for us, if they were ever to take control.
Yup.'m 100% convinced that no matter how sophisticated any AI might be, there'll be this kind of stupidity built into it somewhere, and sooner or later the Great AI God will freeze up because someone tripped over a cable, yanked a plug out of a socket, a butterfly will flap its wings out of synch and the whole AI Kingdom will come to a shuddering halt.
do you think the Hare Krishna joke, nowadays, would land? Does anyone else remember them, hanging out in airports?
They'll need us to cope with the default state of chaos that applies to this planet we live on. Robots, and the computers that control them, can only work efficiently in a neat and highly ordered environment; and we humans thrive in mess. Frequently its a mess of our own making, but not always.
Think about it - who (or what) is called in to switch out a data centre's motherboard that's been fried by a lightning strike? Who (or what) gets called in to physically re-attach high voltage cables that snap under the weight of snow? Who (or what) gets called in to fill sandbags to prevent flood waters drowning our telecom distribution points, at least until someone (rarely some thing, is it?) can carry them to higher ground.
My biggest gripe with the internetisisation of everything (in a supermarket clearnance corner today, I saw a "connected" toothbrush kit being sold off cheap ... I mean ... ? ) is that the majority of our gullible fellow citizens force the rest of us to accept "solutions" to problems that don't need to exist.
The person I've been working for this last fortnight has a gadget that isn't doing what it should. She's not very technologically minded, but did manage to get the gadget's customer service people to tell her that it needed a firmware update.
-Great. How do you do that?
-Easy, just download our app to your smartphone, and update the device using a bluetooth connection.
-The person concerned doesn't have a smartphone.
-Oh. Ehhhhh. Well, that's how the firmware upgrade is done ...
I have a smartphone, so downloaded an installed the app. Bluetooth (quite reasonably) asked the device for a password to validate the pairing.
- Ehhhhhh. There is none, it should just work ...
I'm 100% convinced that no matter how sophisticated any AI might be, there'll be this kind of stupidity built into it somewhere, and sooner or later the Great AI God will freeze up because someone tripped over a cable, yanked a plug out of a socket, a butterfly will flap its wings out of synch and the whole AI Kingdom will come to a shuddering halt.