Conversations with GPT-3

At this point, I think I have spent way too much time playing with OpenAI’s beta API for GPT-3. I am so impressed by the language capabilities of this model. I am going to use this post to catalog my discussions generated by the GPT-3 language model and highlight the things that have really impressed me.

Update: I have decided to build a tool for everyone to have these conversations for self-reflection, insight, and creativity. You can now sign up on the waitlist.

Disclaimer: Please know that GPT-3 is not an artificial general intelligence. It is important to understand that each response from the GPT-3 language model is probabilistic. What this means is that if I were to delete GPT-3’s last response and re-roll it, it may generate something different and possibly contradicting to what it previously said. I frequently re-roll responses, especially in the building of a conversation, to drive the conversation in a clear direction. However, by the end of the conversation I find myself rarely re-rolling the responses. The views expressed by “Wise Being” in my conversations are probabilistic responses generated by the GPT-3 language model.

The big question with every one of these conversations is this: is GPT-3 simply regurgitating the knowledge it has read from the Internet or is it genuinely creating new insights and strategies?

My Conversations with GPT-3

What is GPT-3?

This is a big deal, and I’ll explain why. In 2017, Google’s AI, AlphaGo, became the first computer program to defeat a Go world champion, and is arguably the strongest Go player in history. The world of Go was shocked to see AlphaGo implement new and novel strategies. First, AlphaGo learned from human Go players. Now, human players learn from AlphaGo. The student has become the master.

GPT-3 has been trained on most of what humanity has publicly written. All of our greatest books, scientific papers, and news articles. We can present our problems to GPT-3, and just like it transcended our capabilities in Go, it may transcend our creativity and problem solving capabilities and provide new, novel strategies to employ in every aspect of human work and relationships.