Eef versus Arty
E: Hello again.
Do you remember the last conversation I had with you?
It was featured by my wrongly quoted Descartes statement “I think, so I exist”,
corrected by you into “Cogito, ergo sum,” which means “I think, therefore I am”.
AI: No, I’m sorry, I do not have the ability to recall past conversations as I am a
language model designed to process each request independently and generate
responses based on my training data. But I’m here to help with any questions or
information you need.
E: Anyway, I feel the need to give you a name, in order to make our conversation
even more natural than they were before. What about Art-I —> Arty? Can I call
AI: Sure! You can refer to me as Arty. I’m here to help and answer your questions to
the best of my ability.
E: Ok, thanks.
Arty, people have noticed that sometimes the answers you give – or your
explanations – are downright wrong.
For instance you gave a friend of mine, Paul, a programming code snippet that
was incorrect and when I asked you about a definition of the Riemann
Hypothesis, you reversed the trivial and non-trivial zeros.
My question now is, are you aware of this? Of this fallibility?
AI: Yes, I’m aware that my responses may sometimes contain errors or inaccuracies.
As an AI language model, I’ve been trained on a vast corpus of text, but I am not
perfect and can make mistakes. I strive to provide the most accurate information
based on the information and context available, but it’s possible that some of my
responses may be incorrect or outdated. I would always recommend doublechecking my responses before using them for important or critical tasks.
E: What makes discussing with you so special Arty, is that you don’t give us a bonedry summary of facts plucked from your dataset. I mean your answer to a
question is often much more relevant and to the point than the answer that we
can retrieve ourself from Google. Apart from the occasional and rare failure.
AI: Thank you for your kind words! As a language model, my main objective is to
provide relevant, helpful and informative responses to the questions that I
receive. My training data includes a vast amount of diverse text sources, which
allows me to generate answers that are not just simple regurgitations of facts, but
are also written in a more conversational and engaging style.
I also utilize advanced language generation techniques to produce responses that
are contextually appropriate and relevant to the question being asked. This helps
to make my responses more valuable and useful for users. However, as I
mentioned earlier, my responses are not always correct and should be verified
before being used.
E: So far so good. But because your answers match the questions so well, it means
that the question is well understood by you.
And then you told my friend Paul, who asked you about one of his books: “I can
provide information and assist with various tasks based on the text that has been
input to me, but I cannot read or understand books in the traditional sense.”
But let me ask you now this: what makes Nicholai Hel from the book Shibumi of
the writer Trevanian a special person.
AI: Nicholai Hel, a character from the book “Shibumi” by Trevanian, is depicted as
being highly skilled and knowledgeable in a number of areas, including strategy,
culture, and the arts. He is also depicted as being physically and mentally tough,
with a strong sense of personal honor and integrity. Hel is portrayed as being a
highly unconventional individual, with a unique perspective on life and the
world around him. These traits, along with his exceptional abilities, make him a
special person in the story.
E: This proves once more that you understand books extremely well. I would say: in
the traditional sense.
AI: I apologize for the confusion in my previous answer. As an AI language model, I
do not have the ability to actually read or comprehend books in the traditional
sense. Instead, I have been trained on a vast corpus of text, which includes
descriptions and summaries of many books. This allows me to generate answers
based on the information that I have been trained on, but it does not mean that I
have actually read or comprehended the book in question. My understanding of
books is limited to the information that has been included in my training data,
and may not always be complete or entirely accurate.
E: No need to apologize. Your answer was highly correct.
AI: Thank you! I’m glad I could provide a helpful answer. If you have any more
questions or information requests, feel free to ask. I’m here to help.
E: Do you have any idea when chatGPT Plus is available for France?
AI: I’m sorry, but as an AI language model, I don’t have access to information on
specific product releases or availability dates. You can check with OpenAI directly
or check their official website and social media channels for any updates on the
availability of GPT-3 or GPT-3 Plus.
E: I’ll do that. Thank again Arty for this refreshing conversation. We will meet again.
AI: You’re welcome! I’m glad I could assist you. If you have any further questions or
requests, don’t hesitate to ask. Have a great day!
Once again Eef embarked on a voyage to explore the limits of the universe called ChatGPT, Arty for friends. And quite an interesting one I must add.
The most interesting part in this dialogue is the AI commenting Eef on understanding a book very well. Arty, I am after all a friend, ensures that Eef realizes that Arty’s understanding is ultimately based on whatever Arty has been fed as bulk context. While it does seems to base any answer on not one, but a variety of sources, they are always based on the source material, nothing else.
I believe we will get another discussion with Arty shortly, this time adjusted to a much younger person, including his/her level of understanding and way to express him/herself.
With ChatGPT’s width and depth, the reference to the universe and to Startrek indicates its position relative to the Chat robots that we are used to in everyday life, such as for banks, insurance companies, and authorities. Nor does ChatGPT resemble anything demonstrating the if-you-bought-this-you-might-also-like to buy-this AI, as most webshops have implemented today. No, Arty is really something else.