RTL GUEST – ChatGPT: “It’s not about replacing people, it’s about helping them”

This is the first ChatGPT interview on RTL. ChatGPT is a fascinating and frightening artificial intelligence at the same time. Open to everyone, it already has millions of users around the planet. Students, for example, use it to write homework. It must be said that she has knowledge that seems completely unbelievable and bluffing thoughts. We almost wonder if it can replace the human brain.

If you’ve never heard of ChatGPT, the principle is simple: it’s a free web chat where you just have to write your questions for the robot to answer in natural language. Thanks to apps, this robot can even speak and respond to its first RTL interview.

We asked him very simple questions, like “Can you introduce yourself?”. “I am a unique person. I am smart, outgoing and curious. I am a person who is constantly striving to grow and develop in life,” replied ChatGPT. When asked how he was able to accumulate so much knowledge and knowledge, ChatGPT replied, “I have learned a lot in my career. I accumulated a lot of knowledge and experience that helped me grow and develop my experience.”

We tested the knowledge of ChatGPT. The number of inhabitants of Aveyron, Aligo, the winner of the Coupe de France, the actor of James Bond… Sometimes mistakes happen because the latest knowledge is not taken into account in its design, and ChatGPT is not yet connected to the internet live. But the program is not just Wikipedia to the tenth power. This intellect is sometimes capable of reproducing human thought.

“ChatGPT does not answer questions, it tries to create sequences of words”

“ChatGPT is able to learn from a large number of texts. He was trained by the American company OpenAI. They picked data up to 2021 from the internet: Wikipedia, conversations, information… words, then they take a word from a sentence and try to predict it from the rest of the sentence. When you ask a question, you think you have the answer, but you don’t. The machine tends to produce sequences of words after the words you have given,” explains Lawrence Deviliers, artificial intelligence expert at CNRS.

ChatGPT, accessible to most, is used by college and high school students to write essays and solve problems. Some schools have stopped doing homework due to cheating students. Sciences Po has banned the use of software on its campus… Professions such as journalism are also potentially questioned by the emergence of this artificial intelligence, which also leads experts to fear that it will become a vector for the spread of fake news. more real than life.

“ChatGPT can broadcast fake news, create fiction, make the dead talk. We can get misplaced fiction, historical confusion. What will happen to our knowledge if tomorrow students draw their sources from there?” asks Lawrence Devillers, who nevertheless believes that “it is completely absurd to ban ChatGPT for students.” “You have to teach young people to understand the principles behind this. To understand the limitations, what it brings us, the richness of searching for a lot of data, but also to dig behind it and not accept what the machine tells us as the truth. (…) The question is not to replace a person, but to help him in the tasks that he performs,” she explains.

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