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This AI is Too Powerful to Release to The Public

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Researchers have developed an AI that’s so good at writing text they’ve decided to keep the technology behind it secret over fears it will be exploited to write high-quality fake news.

“Due to our concerns about malicious applications of the technology, we aren’t releasing the trained model,” the research company OpenAI wrote in a blog post on Thursday.

The AI, known as GPT-2, can produce text of “unprecedented quality” when compared with other computing systems by simply giving it a short writing prompt. for instance, the AI will pump out fiction. It also can finish a homework assignment. All you have to do is serve up the topic or the beginning 1st sentence, and the AI will do the rest.

Although the results do not always make sense, the AI’s writing can be very human-like and natural sounding about 50 % of the time. The orcs response was a deafening onslaught of claws, claws, and claws; even Elrond was forced to retreat, it wrote in attempt at Lord of The Rings fan-fiction. (You can find additional examples here.)

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Although the results do not always make sense, the AI’s writing can be very human-like and natural sounding about 50 % of the time. The orcs response was a deafening onslaught of claws, claws, and claws; even Elrond was forced to retreat, it wrote in attempt at Lord of The Rings fan-fiction. (You can find additional examples here.)

So how does it actually work? “GPT-2 is trained with a simple objective: predict the next word, given all of the previous words within some text,” OpenAI explained in its blog post. To predict the next word, the AI was trained to model its writing from a dataset of eight million webpages that Reddit users had posted links to.

As a result, the AI also can change its writing style based on the prompt you provides it. for example, if you feed it the opening line to George Orwell’s sci-fi novel Nineteen eighty-four, the system can continue to write the remaining text like it were authoring a dystopian work of fiction.

The AI is also adept at writing news, whether it be real or fake. give it a writing prompt in the style of a news article, and the AI will convincingly flesh out the rest, even if you tell it to write about scientists discovering unicorns.

The Scientist named population, after their distinctive horn, Ovid’s unicorn. These silver-white, four-horned unicorns were previously unknown to science, it wrote. the same AI also can be used to write a human-like rant on why recycling is bad.

The examples underscore why Open AI — an Elon Musk-backed research company that is focused on developing safe AI — has decided to keep the GPT-2’s computing coding largely secret. they are concerned the AI could fall into the wrong hands and pump out online hoaxes, fake social media posts, and email spam on a wider scale than any human could do.

Of course, the same technology also has potential advantages. Imagine AI writing assistants, more natural-sounding chat bots and better language translation. but for now, OpenAI has decided to only make available a smaller computing model based on GPT-2 that the public can experiment with. However, none of training code for the AI or the information it was modeled on will be released.

“We need better policies around the distribution of increasingly transformative tech,” said OpenAI’s policy director Jack Clark in a tweet. “We’re not really ready for a world where this stuff gets incredibly cheap.”

The norms over how AI technologies should be made public can need to be hammered out over time by the research community, OpenAI added in its blog post.

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To stop potential abuse, the research company is also advocating that governments step in and consider expanding ways to monitor the impact and spread of AI technologies.

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