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How to edit writing by a robot: a step-by-step guide

Commissioning GPT-3 was a fun – and strange – lesson in artificial intelligence. Here’s how we did it

This summer, OpenAI, a San Francisco-based artificial intelligence company co-founded by Elon Musk, debuted GPT-3, a powerful new language generator that can produce human-like text. According to Wired, the power of the program, trained on billions of bytes of data including e-books, news articles and Wikipedia (the latter making up just 3% of the training data it used), was producing “chills across Silicon Valley”. Soon after its release, researchers were using it to write fiction, suggest medical treatment, predict the rest of 2020, answer philosophical questions and much more.

When we asked GPT-3 to write an op-ed convincing us we have nothing to fear from AI, we had two goals in mind.

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