“What the large language models are good at is saying what an answer should sound like, which is different from what an answer should be.”
AI’m With Stupid
Robotics researcher and AI expert Rodney Brooks is arguing that we’ve been vastly overestimating OpenAI’s large language models, on which its blockbuster chatbot ChatGPT is based on.
In a terrific interview with IEEE Spectrum, Brooks argues that these tools are a lot stupider than we realize, not to mention a very far cry from being able to compete with humans at any given task on an intellectual level. Overall, he says, we’re guilty of a…