Artificial intelligence

I used AI to settle the Android vs iPhone debate, here’s how it went

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That machines steal our jobs is a common fear that dates back to the industrial revolution. We’ve long assumed this to be an unavoidable truth for repetitive, manual, and labor-intensive jobs. However, as writers or creatives, we tend to think that our professions are well protected in a relatively safe domain. So when DALL-E 2 and ChatGPT were released this year, the potential repercussions of AI have hit a little closer to home.

DALL-E 2 and ChatGPT have raised fears that computers will replace humans, but the reality is a bit more nuanced.

While DALL-E’s AI-initiated art has proven to be an exciting experiment in derivative creativity, ChatGPT takes it a step further. AI and machine learningA language-based language model can script human-like content while drawing from a database of information that is far beyond human capabilities. Good. I guess computers finally came for my job?

To put it to the test, I challenged the algorithm to answer a question that has created and toppled smartphone empires and sparked many raging fanboy wars. Hey GPT Chat, let’s settle the Android vs. iPhone debate once and for all.

You need the right prompts

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As tech journalists covering cutting-edge technologies and writing about how they interfere with our lives, our work requires context, nuance and experience. We thrive on our ability to cut through the hyperbole and bring you the low. Could an AI, no matter how intelligent, master this contraption using the power of virtually unlimited computing potential?

ChatGPT conversational skills are highly dependent on user input and prompts.

Logging into ChatGPT, I had some understanding of what to expect from the algorithmic approach to text generation. Like DALL-E 2, ChatGPT’s conversational skills are relatively fast, and it’s possible to get a more detailed answer if you phrase the question with the details in mind. I played around with several iterations of the question, including asking the AI ​​to help me choose between the best flagship android phone And one iPhone, assuming the price was the same. Here is what I got:

It’s hard to say which one is better, as both iPhone and Android devices have their own strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately, the best choice for you will come down to your personal preferences and needs. Some people prefer iPhones because they are easy to use and provide a seamless user experience, while others prefer Android devices because they tend to be more customizable and offer a wider range of options at different price. It really comes down to what you value most in a phone.

In more ways than one, the answer presented by ChatGPT was correct. After all, choosing a new phone comes down to what you value most in a phone. The succinct summary was basically the cliff-note version of what I would casually mention in a casual conversation with a friend looking to buy a new phone. The text is reasonably well presented in human form, if a bit lacking in emotion.

However, a closer look reveals the lack of complexity required by a question like this. The proposed summary was perhaps the most basic version of an argument that we at Android Authority and dozens of other publications wrote about Ad Nausam. What it hasn’t given us is additional insight or the necessary human touch that allows us to help choose the best android phones at all costs for our readers.

A brilliant search engine by any other name

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When asked to expand further, ChatGPT didn’t stray too far from the above 100-word summary and presented a litany of facts, such as Android phones powered by the Android operating system and that iPhones are known for their sleek and modern design. pattern. It’s factually correct, but not very helpful when trying to pick up a new phone.

ChatGPT is great at taking facts and framing them in natural speech, but offers no opinion.

Indeed, the more you converse with ChatGPT, the more its limits become clearer. Copying AI is great at regurgitating facts – or the more accepted/widespread version when there are nuances – and there are undoubtedly use cases. However, I would place it closer to a great example of natural language processing than actual intelligence.

Despite constant prompts, ChatGPT at no time tried to understand what I was looking for in a phone and which device might suit my needs. As a completely neutral arbiter, ChatGPT excels at laying down the rules. But creative expression stems from an opinion, and without the ability to articulate that, it’s obvious the tool won’t be much more than a tool in a writer’s arsenal – until now.

You can teach a computer to talk, you can’t teach it to think yet.

ChatGPT’s excellence in shaping deceptively good prose isn’t entirely surprising. Like a life learner of a language and a computer engineer by training, it’s easy to draw parallels between grammatical structures and coding syntax. Finding the right words is not complicated since the algorithm extracts data from a large database. Add thousands of hours of machine learning and you can learn to talk to a computer. What you clearly cannot teach a computer is to have an opinion.

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I asked ChatGPT to elaborate more on the subject; even the most in-depth answers were reiterated facts from the thousands of articles the AI ​​was trained on. No matter the prompt, there was no situation where the AI ​​could nudge me in the right direction, leaving all the actual decision-making to me. This lack of deep understanding of why or what is perhaps the final dividing line between human speech and AI-generated text. That said, this is the crucial difference that also separates ChatGPT from being a really smart system compared to what it is – a brilliant and intuitive search engine.

It Won’t Replace Humans Just Yet, But It Has Its Uses

Chat GPT quote questions

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Despite all its limitations, ChatGPT is not without use cases. I already see the value of using the AI-powered language learning model to bounce ideas or extract contextual information while writing about a topic. Since ChatGPT leans towards highly ranked answers from the broader information it was trained on, the likelihood of finding the correct information tends to be higher than traditional search engines.

Additionally, it can be a useful tool for pulling quotes, studies, statistics, or even finding popular questions people might ask about a topic. Plus, I can see writers using it to outline an article or find inspiration.

For all its failings, ChatGPT has great potential as a tool for creative writers, journalists, and newsrooms.

Spending a few days playing around with ChatGPT makes it clear: a human replacement is not yet. And addressing the lack of perspective and opinion ensured that the age-old debate once again remained unresolved. Android vs. iPhone, even the AI ​​doesn’t have the right answer.

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