2 months, 1 day ago

Memorisation: the deep problem of Midjourney, ChatGPT, and friends

If we ask GPT to get us “that poem that compares the loved one to a summer’s day” we want it to produce the actual Shakespeare Sonnet 18, not some confabulation. And it does. It has memorised this part of the training data. This is both sought-after an…

2 months, 12 days ago

What makes Ilya Sutskever believe that superhuman AI is a natural extension of Large Language Models?

I came across a 2 minute video where Ilya Sutskever — OpenAI’s chief scientist — explains why he thinks current ‘token-prediction’ large language models will be able to become superhuman intelligences. How? Just ask them to act like one.

3 months, 26 days ago

The hidden meaning of the errors of ChatGPT (and friends)

We should stop labelling the wrong results of ChatGPT and friends (the ‘hallucinations’) as ‘errors’. Even Sam Altman — CEO of OpenAI — agrees, they are more ‘features’ than ‘bugs’ he has said. But why is that? And why should we not call them errors?

4 months, 4 days ago

The Truth about ChatGPT and Friends — understand what it really does and what that means

On 10 October I gave an (enthusiastically received) explainer talk at the EABPM Conference Europe 2023, making clear what ChatGPT and friends actually do — addressing the technology in a non-technical but correct way — and what that means. That present…