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2022 - The year of AI

  • 16-12-2022 6:26pm
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    I'm not sure how well this has propogated through the general consciousness of society, but it's clear that 2022 is the year that will be written about forever as the time when AI started to actually be a thing.

    Dalle-2 and Stable Diffusion are fun AI art sorts of things, and it's mindblowing that they can even exist. They're already disrupting the art world. But ChatGPT is what is setting this apart from everything before. It is so imperfect, but this stuff is quite clearly the future.

    The conservative side of be thinks it should be banned because of its possible effect on society. Even the CEO is openly aware of how much job losses etc. this will cause. The other side of me is fascinated at what is possible with it. I already use GitHub Copilot to help me code, so it's not like I didn't wish for this progress to happen.

    It's remarkable. You can ask this stuff to output whatever you want and it will get most of it correct. Thankfully only most, for now anyway. Jobs in every field that uses a computer seem to be at risk from this technology, and it's advancing faster than anyone ever thought possible. This was barely on the radar a year or two ago.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,758 ✭✭✭✭BattleCorp

    AI has been a thing for years. Farmers have been using it since the 70's and 80's.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,184 ✭✭✭riclad

    The scary thing is every year ai gets better ,like the first iPhone is a toy compared with the latest model

    It can write essays on any subject giving the right prompts that's as good as the average 3rd level student

    It can make art that's interesting and as good as most advertising posters

    This could put some artists or writers out of work

    CPUs get more powerful every year so ai will constantly be getting better

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,396 ✭✭✭Allinall

    I remember seeing it in action as a kid. Up to his shoulder, the vet was.

    D’ai man has been around a long time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,128 ✭✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    Those developments are just the latest iterations of AI. The concept and function has been around quite a while pre 22.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,151 ✭✭✭Ubbquittious

    Soon all these tech billionaires will be able to retire, no longer needing to employ pesky humans. They'll just spend the rest of their days on the beach in Barbados effortlessly soaking up the rest of the world's wealth with their robots

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,591 ✭✭✭buried

    Hopefully we can get some of these AI hoors into government. If it can write essays on any subject given the right prompts that's as good as the average 3rd level student, then finally we can get some sort of functional governance in this country, because that's the level we've been dealing with the last 80 years. Come on AI, Go for it.

    "You have disgraced yourselves again" - W. B. Yeats

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,393 ✭✭✭silliussoddius

  • Registered Users Posts: 758 ✭✭✭Emblematic

    Data is the thing that makes it all work. The ability to harvest vast quantities of mainly public generated text. And the results are impressive. We can expect much if not most content will be generated by AI in the near future. I wonder, though, what happens when most of the text the AIs are training on has been generated by other AIs or the AI itself. Where is the new knowledge going to come from? Will it just continually feed on itself and where will that lead?

    What is likely to happen is that some sequences of text, ideas and so forth will evolve to reproduce on the internet. So a form of artificial life will develop where successful combinations of information emerge that survive the churning through the AI. A bit like religion through the minds of people.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,128 ✭✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    As you quoted me I'll ask...what's the relevance to the quoted piece?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,090 ✭✭✭Ger Roe

    It will all end in tears ....

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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,819 ✭✭✭✭Princess Consuela Bananahammock

    You don't want that - have you not seen Terminator? Or I, Robot? Or the Matrix movies?

    Shan't end well...


    I'm amazed at how quickly people scream blue murder because of immigrants taking out jobs, but will happily sit back and let AI take them on. This does nothing for the economy employment markets.

    Everything I don't like is either woke or fascist - possibly both - pick one.

  • Registered Users Posts: 545 ✭✭✭Crocodile Booze

    Just pull the plug out or don't pay the electricity bill. AI gone.

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,819 ✭✭✭✭Princess Consuela Bananahammock

    We tried that, Neo.

    Wre marvelles at our own magnificence. as we gave birth to AI.

    We don't know who struck first - us, or them. But we know it was us that scorched the sky. At the time they were dependent on solar power and it was believed that they would be unable to survive without an energy source as abundant as the sun. Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive.

    The Matrix is a computer generated dream world, built to keep us under control in order to change a human being into this.

    Morpheus holds up a battery to Neo

    No....I don't belive it!! It's not possible.

    Everything I don't like is either woke or fascist - possibly both - pick one.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Just used ChatGPT to plan out lessons for an entire semester of ESL lessons in around an hour. Crazy powerful. I've never felt so awe-struck by a piece of technology.

    This stuff is far beyond my creative abilities in terms of interesting lesson plans months away. Everything was interesting. I could ask it to include or remove things like a TV or interactive whiteboard. I could ask it to focus on certain things more or suggest challenges the students might face and how they could be approached.

    It's magic.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,591 ✭✭✭buried

    If you want to see something truly frightening in our actual literal reality, go check out Oireachtas TV live

    "You have disgraced yourselves again" - W. B. Yeats