ChatGPT reacts, it does not produce!


Some people react to artificial intelligence with fear, while others use it for work, writing scientific papers, and daily search.

Recently, ChatGPT has become a real sensation. General Motors is introducing a voice assistant based on it in their cars. In Ukraine, artificial intelligence is actively used to create creative content. Based on it, the website has been developed, which is visited by up to 300,000 teachers and 700,000 students, according to Kantar Ukraine.

The truth is, the principle of AI improves over time, but it can produce inaccurate and unethical decisions. It helps to solve problems, but it can destroy science and ethics by adding fundamentally flawed language concepts to our technology.

As American linguist Noam Chomsky noted, "it is simultaneously comical and tragic that so much attention is focused on such a tiny thing compared to human intelligence." After all, artificial intelligence has a complex operating system that can create a logical chain and make a correct or incorrect analysis based on it. Machines and humans make mistakes. The problem Chomsky is referring to is that AI lacks the most important ability of any intelligence. ChatGPT can talk about what is, what was, and what will be. However, it cannot talk about what is not, and what could or could not have been. If programmed to believe that the earth is flat, it will assert that without any doubt.

In 2016, Microsoft's chatbot Tay, the predecessor of ChatGPT, was contaminated by internet trolls and produced blatantly misogynistic, anti-Semitic, and racist content a day after its launch. ChatGPT was severely restricted by programmers to avoid such mishaps.

In summary, such programs can be useful in certain limited domains. ChatGPT and its analogs are absolutely unable to balance creativity with limitations. They either produce too much truth and falsehood, ethical and amoral decisions, or produce too little, focusing on their indeterminacy and lack of preparedness for consequences.

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The answer to the question "Why is Europe and the New World rich while we are poor?" can be found in Max Weber's work "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism." The thesis of the German philosopher is that the Reformation in the 16th century created a new type of social contract. At the heart of this contract was the concept of "predestination," which meant that Protestants would unquestionably go to heaven after death. Therefore, they were the avant-garde of God on earth, their work was prayer, and its results were a sign from God that they were on the right path, and the money they earned was not theirs but God's. Conscientious work, thrift, and projects that exceeded the duration of human life (such as building cathedrals that took centuries) eventually accumulated significant capital for these social groups, which became fuel for the industrial revolution and scientific-technical progress. Countries are classified by their income. Unfortunately, Ukraine was not fortunate. Our version of Christianity became Orthodoxy, which says that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God. Moreover, Orthodoxy insists on the sacredness of power from God and promotes faith rather than critical thinking. The Soviet Union, by taking away people's property, vulgarized work and severed the connection between it and the results. That is why May Day in Zhadan's "Benefits of the Occupation Regime" turns into drunkenness. The author, a man from the East, knows what he is writing about. So what should we do? Should we become Mormons or go to May Day barbecues? In my opinion, we should orient ourselves towards Grigory Skovoroda's concept of "kindred labor." We should do what our soul desires, with interest and devotion.


We will survive you. We will chew you up and spit you out into the trash heap of history.