Dear Fellow Scholars, this is Two Minute
Papers with Dr. Károly Zsolnai-Fehér. Today you will see an amazing AI research
paper come to life. Right before us. This is ChatGPT, we know that this is
an an AI assistant that is so smart it has now passed a US law school exam
and is considered to be on the level of a C+ law student. What is perhaps
even more incredible is that it also passed coding interview questions,
particularly from Google and Amazon. And remember, we said that in the first few days, it shot up to one million users
incredibly quickly. Since then, get this, now about 100 million people are
using it just two months after launch.
Wow. A plus version is available for ChatGPT too, which is a subscription and gives you
priority access and some more perks. And now, hold on to your papers, because it
truly is coming to life. Oh yes, Microsoft is deploying it to their search service, Bing,
which will be able to do so much more. However, wait a second. If we just type a request, we
already get search answers. They are right there. We have been able to do this for more
than a decade now. So, what’s new here? Why is this interesting? What are the advantages of this
AI assistant compared to just a regular search? Well, let’s have a look together. The first
thing that catches the eye is that we can ask it questions that are really specific.
instance, here, we are asking not just for travel recommendations, but travel recommendations
that are reachable in a 3-hour flight from London. And, yes! I already see two things here that
I absolutely love. One, look. A frequent and completely justified criticism of these AI
assistants is that it is sometimes difficult to know if they are correct or incorrect.
They learned from people on the internet, and people on the internet are sometimes wrong, so
we should always double check these results. And, hold on to your papers, because now
we can do this way easier. How? Well, look! Oh my! It doesn’t just give us an
answer, it also shows what sources it has used, so we can truly double-check these
results. That is the way of the True Scholar. Advantage number two. This is not just a search
query, this is a conversation. So, if we wish, we can continue the conversation or make our
question even more specific. And three, if we do, it does not just lead us to an already existing
guide. It distills the knowledge from all the guides it has seen, and gives us exactly
what we want, and nothing else.
No ads, no websites that contain nothing but text
to seduce the search engine to return that one instead of the others. Just what we are
looking for. The answer. I absolutely love it. Fourth, we can also tailor it to our needs. For
instance, if we are a little tired of all these math lessons, we can even ask it to present
the answers in the style of a mob boss. A gangster math tutor right at our fingertips,
who can process more information than any of us humans can.