This Post was Written by an Artificial Intelligence
by: Ryan Ernst
This entire post was produced using the GPT-3 language model. Editing was extremely minimal, and the writing prompt(s) were suggested to GPT-3 by Ryan Ernst. Check out this video by Karl Hughes to get a rough idea of how this post was created: https://youtu.be/lywWkR0vo_A
This post was written using a new machine-learning algorithm called gpt-3. It’s important to note that because this is a relatively new technology, it will not replace human writers who can add nuance and meaning to text with their own thoughts, opinions, and experiences. But for content that needs to be generated at scale without requiring a human touch, this algorithm can be quite useful. That being said, the post you are reading right now was actually written by an algorithm. For a human, that sentence may seem nonsensical and downright bizarre. But in fact, it is demonstrably true.
The algorithm used to generate this post analyzed billions of sentences written by humans before coming up with its own take on how to write an article about machine learning. This process is known as reinforcement learning because the algorithm uses a feedback loop to decide how best to use its knowledge from earlier attempts at writing an article. Gpt-3 is an algorithm that learns to write new sentences by analyzing a large dataset of existing text. As an alternative to traditional machine learning models that use, for example, neural networks and hidden layers, gpt-3 uses “generative adversarial networks” (GANs) to try and produce better results.
GANs are a relatively new type of machine learning model: they consist of two neural networks that both compete against each other when predicting the next word in a sentence. One network, known as the generator, tries to predict the next word based on previous words in a sentence. The other is called the discriminator and its job is to identify whether or not the sentence was written by a human or by a machine. The generator and discriminator are trained at the same time: whenever the discriminator gets something wrong, it provides feedback to improve the generator’s performance. This approach has been shown to be particularly useful for training algorithms to generate new sentences with unique content.
The range of applications for this technology is quite broad and significant. It can be used to generate content for the web, mobile applications, or even social media. The goal in these scenarios is typically to produce short, interesting text that engages visitors. Gpt-3 has been shown to be effective in these contexts because it’s able to “learn” from human outputs and apply machine-learning techniques with the goal of producing new text that mimics its predecessors.
A real-world example of this is if you are a news site and want to display the articles that people are reading on your site. Using technology like gpt-3 would open up new possibilities for how text is generated. Instead of displaying a set of static pieces of content, you’d be able to show an article written by your algorithm and improve it over time. It might learn from what other users read or even improve based on feedback that it gets from readers themselves.
So what does this mean for the future of writing? One thing is clear: when it comes to generating content on behalf of humans at scale or in the context of real-time events – where every second counts – deep learning has the potential to revolutionize writing and generate some really interesting content.