In this episode, Jethro and Fred discuss chatbots and artificial intelligence. The episode covers the history of chatbots, including the Turing Test and the development of Large Language Models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT, Bing, and Jasper. The potential uses and issues with chatbots are explored, including incomplete or misinformation, theft of intellectual property, inappropriate uses, and threats to various types of jobs. The episode also touches on the impact of chatbots on education and the potential for the weaponization of disinformation, cybersecurity, and more emotion-targeted advertising.
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Today’s Topic: Bot’s Up, Doc?
Keynote delivered at last minute for Alaska Society for Technology in Education
Artificial Life and Artificial Intelligence
Why chatbots are NOT “artificial intelligence” – yet
“The Father of Chat”
The Turing Test
Alan Turing OBE FRS [1912–1954] – British mathematician and computer scientist
Leader in the development of computer and algorithmic theory
At Bletchley Park, helped design a machine to crack the Enigma code
1950 – Turing devises The Turing Test:
Can a computer produce answers indistinguishable from a human?
The Imitation Game
1954 – Turing commits suicide
Large Language Models (LLMs)
ChatGPT (esp. 4)
incredibly rapid change
Current ChatGPT Issues
Incomplete Data or Misinformation
Theft of Intellectual Property
Response to MSU Shooting
Threat to Various Types of Jobs
Mid-to Lower-Level Tech
Media / PR Professionals
Paralegals / Attorneys?
A Quick Object Lesson
Censorship Is a Biz-Kill
China Was a Tech Leader in the 2010s
Beijing (CCP) Got Nervous
Party Officials Took Corporate Seats
The goal Was to Limit Social Influence
Chinese Tech Companies Slashed Investment in Pure Research
ChatGPT and Education
A Flawed Resource for Students
Kids Will Use Technology to Cheat
Not the First Time …
Several Schools Have Had Cheating Scandals
NYC Blocked, then Unblocked, Access to ChatGPT
Responses and Solutions
Tools for Identifying Chat-Generated Content
Incorporate Chat Critiques into Curricula
The Revenge of the Palmer Method?
Create Assessments that ChatGPT Can’t Answer
The Parade of Horribles
Weaponization of Disinformation
Scams and Spams
Integration with Other Technologies
More Emotion-Targeted Advertising
Displaced Emotional Relationships
Personalized Chatbot (“Amanuensis”)
Fasten Your Seat Belt. It’s Going to Be a Bumpy Night.
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