What is Generative AI, the technology behind OpenAI's ChatGPT?

by Anna Munhin Mar 18, 2023 News
What is Generative AI, the technology behind OpenAI

This picture shows screens displaying the logos of OpenAI and ChatGPT. — AFP/File
This picture shows screens displaying the logos of OpenAI and ChatGPT. — AFP/File

A rush to launch products with the technology they believe will change the nature of work was sparked by the emergence ofrative artificial intelligence.

Everything you need to know about this technology can be found here.

What is Generative AI?

generative artificial intelligence learns how to act from past data It creates brand new content, a text, an image, even computer code, based on that training.

Openai, a Microsoft-backed company, released the most famous generative artificial intelligence application. A large language model is powered by an artificial intelligence that takes a text prompt and writes a human-like reply.

GPT 4 is a model that can see both text and images and is called multi-modal. The president of OpenAI demonstrated on Tuesday how it could take a photo of a hand-drawn mock-up for a website he wanted to build.

What are benefits of Generative AI?

Businesses are starting to use generative artificial intelligence.

It is possible to use the technology to create a first draft of a marketing copy. One example is from CarMax Inc., which uses a version of Openai's technology to help shoppers decide on a used car.

During a virtual meeting,rative artificial intelligence can take notes. It can create slides. These features were shown in product announcements this week.

What are problems with it?

There is concern that the technology could be abused.

The hard work required for them to learn has been undermined by students who turn in artificial intelligence-drafted essays. Cybersecurity researchers are concerned that generative artificial intelligence could allow bad actors to produce more misinformation than before.

Mistakes are made by the technology at the same time. There are a number of reasons why companies have tried to test the technology before making it available to the general public.

Are there only Google and Microsoft in this race?

Two companies are at the forefront of research and investment in large language models, as well as the biggest to put generative artificial intelligence into widely used software. They're not the only ones.

A lot of companies are creating their own artificial intelligence or packaging technology from other companies to give users more power through software.

What is Elon Musk doing in it? 

He was one of the founding members of Openai. The billionaire left the startup's board in order to avoid a conflict of interest between his work at Telsa Inc and Openai's work.

Musk wants a regulatory authority to make sure the development of the technology serves the public interest.

It's dangerous. He said at the end of the Investor Day event that he might have done something to accelerate it.

I don't know, this one stresses me out and I'm not sure what to say about it.