Today I poked the LLM with an English question. (Note, GPT v4 is the not-free model these days.) Here’s the exchange, unedited… this LLM is absolutely not sentient (it doesn’t, for example, exhibit agency), but it satisfies my definition of “understands”… this exchange is an example of understanding.
@craigconstantine as long as you don’t feel that ChatGpt understands you better than anyone else…
I’m planning to interview ChatGPT on CarbonSessions - our podcast of conversations on climate change.
My idea is to connect the AI to a text-to-speech tool.
I was wondering if there is an easy way I could connect text-to-speech with recording software so I can get the best quality of audio?
I’ve already asked Riverside and Descript but this is not a feature they currently provide.
Jesus, I’m scared. Who will ever need an editor if the nonjudgmental ChatGPT can so calmly parse your sentences and meanings?
Ooooh - That impressed me too Christy - so very NONJUDGEMENTAL! Polite even. Not a snarky barb anywhere. Kept referencing Craigs key point, travelled all around and through with a situational focus on when conventionality might serve better balanced by an “apparent” appreciation for creativity and its legitimacy as well. An AI wrote my response - NO NO - just kidding.
@Craig - Speechless in Missouri. WOW to the power of WOW! Thanks for sharing that.
Now I’m curious, @craigconstantine . Will you take your newly invested word into dialog or written text anytime soon?
Yes it was a tangent that came up as I was writing something for my weekly email.
…also, not the first time I’ve used it for this sort of thinking. I once asked GPT 3.5 to create a new word.
There ought to be a word in English that describes the nearly uncontrollable urge to leap out of a reading chair, race to find a friend, and press the book you are reading urgently into their hands. When they politely agree to take a look, you say no, no, you have to read this right now. Let me hold your coffee.
~ W. Scott Olsen
…and bibliofervor is now that word: