Robust AI

Robust AI

Postby Dave Z » Sun Feb 19, 2023 12:37 am

Robust, Natural Language AI as a Messenger Preserving Knowledge for Future Generations

With the introduction of ChatGPT in November of 2022, an entirely new possibility for preserving knowledge has come online.

This system incorporates and is trained on large internet data through 2021. It is fluent in many natural languages. Most importantly, it is capable of learning new ones, as well as acquiring new information and ways of putting it together. The 'user interface' is natural language (already audio I/O is being perfected), so no learning curve is required of users. Interactivity, language diversity and ability to learn (e.g., keep up with current events over the long term) are all exciting capabilities either now in reach or soon likely to be.

Although this is an early system with some limitations, it means we have NOW a major component of a potentially 'immortal', interactive, extensible means to pass information forward to future generations! As pure gravy, it will be absolutely useful to persons from now till then, inclusive.

I mean, WOO HOO!!! Picture an interactive Rosetta Stone that can learn languages as they evolve, translating wherever necessary. Picture the Oracle of Delphi without the delirium. Picture an eternally patient teacher, a truly impartial judge/mediator/arbitrator/translator available to all parties, an expert in every field and willing to share all. ChatGTP and its ilk make an encyclopedia seem one dimensional and dormant by comparison.

From here on out, increasingly useful systems of this nature can be implemented and trained, powered and housed in durable arrangements. The challenges involved strike me as considerably more tractable than other alternatives I've heard tell of.

In support of installations to this purpose, a monastery-style system for human custodians and trouble-shooters might be considered. That is to say, self-sufficient, sustainable, and as protected by possible by walls, social and cultural norms and taboos. Among their other functions, they might serve to inform the AI of events as they evolve and assist with language drift and evolution over time.

Downside, of course, is that the role may not appeal to any of these entities.

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