As a data scientist, I didn't have the excitement that many felt when OpenAI rolled out its latest development last week.
These and other AI models have been in constant competition in science for years. With Transformer, Google created a milestone and a basis for the current GPT in 2017. And from my point of view, the much-predicted end of all knowledge work has not yet happened.
Still, the tool is fascinating and capable of accomplishing things that have rarely been within the reach of such a wide audience before. Even without a live connection to the Internet, it can understand complex things and turn them into applicable answers, which amazes even experienced users in this field, due to the long training. After a week of use, I can say it's really interesting in what fields GPT-3's AI is able to provide answers in advance, assigning them to context and with a kind of "short-term memory" built into the cache providing user explanations including the history of the previous chat. All in all a very strong approach.
Nevertheless, important things are missing at the current stage. Because the model can only act within its training environment and cannot add other data or create its own databases for the users, many answers are kept general or unable to keep up with current developments. In addition, the AI is likely to be able to improve through the feedback from now more than 2 million users, but the sheer mass of requests currently leads to overwhelm (which is probably understandable) rather than to continuous improvement.
Nevertheless, Open AI is showcasing the next generation of artificial intelligence, which makes the heart of everyone who deals with AI beat faster. In combination with other algorithms, it is almost unbelievable what possibilities can be achieved with these tools in the next few years. Also, may be an eye-opener for people who previously thought that the spectrum of a normal AI applied to distinguish between dogs and cats over more bad than the right to drive independently.
Therefore, I want to thank OpenAI, it helps to better experience the fascinating world we can build in the future with algorithms and machine learning.