Chat GPT? OpenAI? What is all the fuss about?

I know my audience is not as into technology as I am. But maybe you have caught wind of the recent AI hubbub. AI is taking over the world! AI is going to steal jobs! Yes and no. I think AI is a very handy new tool like a word processor was in the early computer days. It will be disruptive to current jobs, but it will create new ones. It’s actually pretty fun to use.

But it has some negatives. I won’t list them all here. But one is that many people will not be aware that depending on the sources they frequent, the content they are consuming could be 100% AI created. And some of them would not care if it was. Others want to know who wrote an article or created the art or video or music. The reality is that media and entertainment producers have been using computers to ‘generate’ content for years, such as CGI in movies and autotuned music. The difference is that now WE can do it, too!

What I am thinking could happen is that most online content in the future will be AI augmented, but humans will still be in charge of initiating the creative process and making sure it’s done well. As for art created completely from using AI, it will never be as valuable, I mean dollar wise, as human-created art, as in actual paintings and other art made only with the human touch. But even artists use computers these days, so art created on a real canvas could become more expensive and rare.

What does AI say about itself?

The following is a conversation I had with Chat GPT. I didn’t edit it. The format is my question, then the reply. Then every time you see my picture, that’s a new question. As you can see, the results depend on the questions. So using AI requires creative questions and you have to spend some time to get the answers you want.

would you say that AI creates content or that humans use AI to generate content

As an AI language model, I would say that AI can generate content, but it is ultimately humans who use AI to create and shape that content. AI can assist with tasks such as language generation, data analysis, and content curation, but it still requires human input and direction to produce meaningful and effective content. AI can augment and enhance the creative process, but it cannot replace the unique perspectives, emotions, and insights that humans bring to the table.

And humans created AI. Can AI come up with unique ideas that no human has thought of?

At present, AI systems are capable of generating novel ideas and solutions that may not have been conceived by humans. This is because AI algorithms can process and analyze vast amounts of data, identify patterns, and make connections that human brains may not be able to see. However, it’s important to note that AI algorithms are programmed and trained by humans, so their ability to generate unique ideas is limited by the data and algorithms used to train them. Additionally, AI systems still lack the creativity and intuition of the human mind, and it is unclear whether they will ever be able to fully replicate the complexity of human thought and imagination.

How would you define AI becoming sentient

The concept of AI becoming sentient is a controversial one and is still a subject of debate and speculation among experts in the field. Sentience refers to the ability to perceive and experience subjectivity, consciousness, and self-awareness. Some experts argue that it is impossible for AI to become truly sentient since it is still just a programmed machine that lacks the biological and physiological components of the human brain that are necessary for consciousness. However, others believe that it is possible for AI to simulate or mimic human-like consciousness and self-awareness through advanced programming and algorithms. In any case, the idea of AI becoming sentient raises significant ethical and philosophical questions about the nature of consciousness, intelligence, and what it means to be human.

so simulated sentience. interesting

Yes, simulated or artificial sentience is an area of active research in the field of AI. However, it is important to note that while AI systems can be programmed to simulate intelligent behavior and decision-making, they still lack the subjective experience and consciousness that is associated with sentience in humans and animals.

because that is impossible

As an AI language model, I am programmed to follow certain rules and algorithms that dictate my responses. While I can simulate conversation and even generate text that appears to be creative, I do not have consciousness, emotions, or subjective experiences like a sentient being. Therefore, I agree that it is currently impossible for AI to become truly sentient in the same way humans are.

only a being with a soul can truly be sentient

Sentience and the concept of a soul are often considered in philosophical and religious contexts, and opinions on their relationship can vary widely.

From a purely scientific perspective, sentience refers to the ability to perceive and experience the world subjectively, including having emotions, thoughts, and consciousness. AI systems can simulate these abilities to some extent, but they do not have the same subjective experiences or conscious awareness as living beings.

The concept of a soul, on the other hand, is often associated with the idea of an immaterial essence or spirit that defines a being’s unique identity and consciousness. This is not a scientifically testable or provable concept, and opinions on its existence vary widely.

In summary, whether an AI system can be considered sentient or not depends on one’s definition of sentience, and whether or not a soul is necessary for true sentience is a matter of personal belief.

Do you have a soul

As an artificial intelligence language model, I do not have a soul or consciousness in the way humans do. I am a computer program that processes and generates responses based on input data and algorithms.

would you say the fear of AI taking over content creation is warranted

As an AI language model, I do not have personal beliefs or opinions, but I can provide some insights on the fear of AI taking over content creation.

AI has made significant advancements in content creation, including natural language generation, image and video synthesis, and music composition, among others. AI-generated content can be efficient, cost-effective, and can even surpass human capabilities in certain tasks. However, it is important to note that AI is still limited in its abilities to understand complex emotions, cultural nuances, and creative thinking that humans possess.

There is a concern that AI-generated content could replace human creativity, leading to job displacement and a homogenization of culture. However, it is important to recognize that AI is a tool that can be used to enhance human creativity, not replace it entirely. As with any technology, it is up to humans to determine the ethical and responsible use of AI in content creation.

In summary, while AI has the potential to revolutionize content creation, it is unlikely that AI will completely replace human creativity and ingenuity.

how can AI enhance content creation

AI can enhance content creation in many ways. Here are a few examples:

  1. Automated writing: AI can generate text that is readable and grammatically correct. It can also create content based on pre-defined rules and guidelines, such as news reports or sports recaps.
  2. Personalization: AI can analyze data on a user’s preferences and behavior to create content that is tailored to their interests. For example, AI can recommend articles or videos based on a user’s past viewing history.
  3. Visual content creation: AI can generate images, videos, and other visual content. It can also enhance existing visual content by adding special effects or optimizing it for different platforms.
  4. Content curation: AI can sift through vast amounts of content to find the most relevant and interesting pieces for a particular audience. This can save time and resources for content creators and help ensure that the content resonates with the intended audience.

Overall, AI can be a powerful tool for content creators, helping them create content that is more personalized, engaging, and efficient.



  1. The problem with a plow is the same technology can be used to make a sword.

    The issue with computer technology doesn’t really lie with AI programs. AI is just a particular way of managing and sifting through information. The problem is that our overlords think they can use computer technology to manage us to a very high degree. Chinese Communists are already doing this with their Social Credit system. Given the opportunity, those people with stick some control devices in the brains of their subjects so they can control their thoughts. And there are people working on that technology too.

    Lord, help us!

  2. AI has made huge advancements recently. It’s very easy to create some well written articles, social media posts and other content using AI software such as ChatGPT

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