The technology behind OpenAI’s fiction-writing, fake-news-spewing AI, explained

The language model can write like a human, but it doesn’t have a clue what it’s saying. [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made


But this ability should not be confused with a genuine understanding of language—the ultimate goal of the subfield of #AI known as natural-language processing (#NLP).
(There’s an analogue in computer vision: an algorithm can synthesize highly realistic images without any true visual comprehension.)
In fact, getting machines to that level of understanding is a task that has largely eluded #NLP researchers.
For example, the words “cat” and “dog” are related in meaning because they are used more or less the same way.
Language is used to describe actions and events, so sentences can be subdivided into subjects, verbs, and modifiers—who, what, where, and when.

Opinion… * Man-Made


#OpenAI released a new language model capable of generating convincing articles. So convincing, that the researchers have refrained from open-sourcing the code, in hopes of stalling its potential weaponisation as mass-producing fake news. #AI #NLP #Trend

Source: Mit Technology Review