ChatGPT and the False Alarms of Singularity

I (David de Hilster) have been working in the area of practical Natural Language Processing (NLP) for almost 40 years and have seen the AI singularity being predicted at regular intervals over the past decades. Each generation seems to find something that will finally wipe out humankind. When I first learned of ChatGPT and studied the technology behind it, I knew that this was no different. And even though I fought with colleagues over this when it first came out, I was right, and they are starting to come around.

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