While AI continues to do wonders in the world of digital technology, another mind-blowing breakthrough has recently grabbed our attention. A 500-word academic thesis has been completed by an AI algorithm called “GPT-3”. The AI bot wrote this thesis about its capabilities by following the proper format of a research paper. It has included the references and citations in the paper as well. Moreover, this conversational AI algorithm has managed to do the work in just two hours, which is incredible if seen from the perspective of a robotic exertion.
In addition to that, Swedish researcher Almira Osmanovic Thunström, who is from Gothenburg University, said that this perfectly written thesis is exactly in accordance with those writings which are usually found in scientific journals and publications. Thunstrom was amazed at the prodigious capabilities of this AI algorithm and was of the opinion that, seeing this revolution, we can say that artificial intelligence has great potential to overcome any challenge and efficiently handle any type of work.
Coupled with this, Thunstrom says that it is the ethical and moral responsibility to ask the publisher if it wishes to publish its work or not. It was asked by the algorithm if permission was granted to post this work on different publication forums, to which it answered “Yes.” Furthermore, it was questioned if there was an issue of conflict of interest involved, and the bot said “No”. In this way, Thunstrom published the GPT-3’s research paper in a “peer-reviewed academic journal”.
With the efforts of Thunstrom, the paper has been allotted an editor as well, and you can read it at “The International French Owned pre-print server HAL”. She also considered all the ethical and legal questions about the publication of a non-human work and has already discussed some philosophical arguments on the matter of non-human writings. According to Thunstrom, “All we know is that we opened a gate. We just hope we didn’t open Pandora’s box. Academic publishing may have to accommodate a future of AI-driven manuscripts, and the value of a human researcher’s publication records may change if something nonsentient can take credit for some of their work. It all comes down to how we will value AI in the future: as a partner or as a tool. “
Hence, technology has once again brought some impressive specifications for mankind. Now it is up to us how we can flip the script and designate it to contribute to some amazing breakthroughs and, therefore, increase productivity in the digital world.