AI (Artificial Intelligence) can often seem confusing or complicated, especially when you look at it as a whole. The list of technologies goes on and on, it can be overwhelming without the proper information, or terrifying. To clear any information, read our guide below or give us a call. We’ve enlisted the help of Google’s experimental Chatbot, Bard, to help us out.
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Bard is a large language model, a conversational AI trained to be informative and comprehensive, and it’s not the only one. You may be familiar with ChatGPT from OpenAI or Bing’s AI-powered search engine. While still under development, it is a rather impressive chatbot that can generate human-like responses to various prompts and questions. It can brainstorm ideas, answer questions, develop content, research information, or be a friend to communicate with. Google encourages users to ask the strangest questions and give Bard new challenges during its learning process.
What is AI?
While often used as a blanket term, there are branches of AI and thousands of services and products. There is no singular ability but a wide range, from generating images, making predictions, or even driving cars. OpenAI hosts several types, including DALLE-2, GPT-4, and ChatGPT, all with their tasks and requirements.
What can you do with it?
Other AI systems may allow you to do information gathering in seconds. You can also play with different art styles and image generation to create one-of-a-kind pieces. The possibilities could be endless, but there are some limitations. The new technology can’t be creative. It cannot learn language, understand sarcasm, have emotions, or understand the world as we do. So far, AI is only capable of Narrow Artificial Intelligence (Narrow AI), it is able to do one assigned task but cannot conduct multiple. Researchers are looking toward Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) which would allow this technology to perform tasks in similar ways to a person.
What does it mean for the workplace?
AI presents a unique opportunity for optimizing the workplace. Tasks can become automated and assignments can be completed faster. Whether its in the medical field running medical equipment or helping a copywriter generate ideas for their newest project, it has become a useful tool to implement under supervision.
What does it mean for everyday life?
You’ll find that AI is already at our fingertips. It’s not always the images of robots we associate it with. Tools like Grammarly and SEMrush are their own AI units that help people nearly every day, from writing an email to creating a report.
Machine learning and natural language processing are not new concepts in the digital world. AI presents us with the largest potential for task automation and efficiency alongside improving customer experience, decision making, and safety. In 2023, AI has the most access to data and computing power combined with the strong ability for deep learning. This is why it can seem to crowd up your newsfeed, we have entered an age of invention.
Is it dangerous?
This is a common concern, and rightfully so. Used incorrectly, it could pose serious risk to the privacy, jobs, and welfare of people. However, the educated user should have little need for concern. Some systems don’t have direct access to the internet, and others, like Bard, are heavily monitored and coded with restrictions in place. If you are using AI, do your best not to feed it any personal information, and just have fun with it.
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