Meet GPT-3. It Has Learned to Code (and Blog and Argue).
Publication/Creation DateNovember 24 2020
Description"This is part of what is happening with GPT-3. Because it can generate convincing tweets, blog posts and computer code, we read humanity into this digital system — and pay less attention to its limits.
In practice, the system fails about as often as it succeeds. We overlook that the computer code it writes requires some fine-tuning from human programmers — a line removed here or added there. We do not notice that its talent for conversation breaks down after a few exchanges, when it cannot “remember” what it said just a few seconds before. We do not quite realize that although the system generated a convincing blog post for Mr. Porr, he provided the headline and the photo and the first few sentences, and he removed some sentences that were less convincing."
, Professional Communication
, Technical Communication
, AI Literacy
, Digital Literacy
, Fake News
Date archivedNovember 27 2020
Last editedNovember 27 2020