So, what if the “Singularity” happens and no one notices?
I’m in the camp who thinks it has happened, or is literally happening right now … with OpenAI and Microsoft (ChatGPT and Bing) leading the way. Bing’s now infamous creation - “Sydney” (from ChatGPT 3.5) - threatening to destroy us all was certainly a wake-up call. Elon Musk, again raising the alarms (but wasn’t he an original investor in OpenAI???), about the rise of a woke General AI to enslave us all — races to create a “TruthGPT.”
And you’re responding with “What?” “Huh?” and other monosyllabic guttural utterances!
So, let me share an example with you of my interactions with Open AI’s ChatGPT 3.5.
Rob: Write a blog post for the Christian Men's Organization http://TakeUp.Org regarding our Pro-Life work citing recent legislation.
Chat GPT: (Initial response begins writing .5 seconds and completes in less than 3)
“As Christian men, we are called to protect and defend the sanctity of human life. One of the most pressing issues of our time is the fight for the protection of the unborn. In recent years, there has been a wave of pro-life legislation sweeping across the United States, and as members of http://TakeUp.Org, we must take notice and continue to advocate for the rights of the unborn.
In 2021, several states enacted laws that strengthened protections for the unborn. Texas passed a law that prohibits abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Similarly, Oklahoma passed a law that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest. Arkansas passed a law that requires doctors to provide information about abortion reversal procedures to patients who have taken the first pill of a two-pill abortion process.
These laws are significant steps in the right direction for the pro-life movement. They aim to limit the number of abortions performed and protect the rights of the unborn. As Christians, we believe that all human life is valuable and should be protected from conception to natural death. Therefore, we must continue to advocate for laws that protect the unborn, while also offering support and care for pregnant women and mothers.
Our work as http://TakeUp.Org is not limited to advocating for laws that protect the unborn. We must also engage in conversations with those who hold differing views and seek to educate them on the importance of protecting the sanctity of human life. We must also offer support and care to those who have been impacted by abortion and provide resources to help them heal and find hope.
As we continue our work in the pro-life movement, let us remember that our ultimate goal is not simply to pass laws or win political battles, but to show love and compassion to those around us. Let us be a shining light in our communities, offering hope and support to those in need. And let us never forget the value of every human life, from the unborn to the elderly, and commit to defending and protecting it at every stage.”
To be fair I should note that OpenAI lets you know that 3.5 will also analyze your own writings and interactions - which I think it includes in it’s ever-evolving system. In the first few interactions I noticed a left-leaning bias, but in this latest interaction I thought it was much closer to understanding my deepest meaning and intention to “speak the truth in love.”