Intelligence Warfare, just artificial?

Intelligence Warfare, just artificial?
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27 February 2023
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Google has wasted no time after OPENAI released last November its latest innovation regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI), ChatGPT AI Chatbot, to announce Bard, its AI version.

"It seeks to combine the breadth of global knowledge with the power, intelligence and creativity of our great language models," explained the company's general director, Sundar Pichai, on Monday 6.

And as if it were a desperate race, not relay but almost "the first to cross the line wins," then on Monday, Microsoft launched a more expensive version of its Teams communication program, which has ChatGPT functions, such as creating meeting summaries.

Meta (Facebook) seemed to be leading the race when it launched Galactica in mid-November, whose benefits seemed to stand out above all in the field of science.

But after repeated setbacks during its first three days, including downright racist responses, they were forced to withdraw the innovation from the market.

In the eastern part of the world, Chinese firms also continue to do their best in the field of AI with Baidu at the helm, which is working on its Ernie Bot proposal, whose release date has not yet been announced, but is surely close.

And netizens are in for a treat for sure! ChatGPT was even tested by a team of medical researchers to become a doctor in the United States, and he almost passed!

How good it is to bring closer more and better information and knowledge, to both professionals and researchers, and people in general, making all these accessible to all.

But there are some details being overlooked, or at least, there is little interest in putting them on the table: this almost unbridled race between the large corporations, which are competing to position their AI innovations, is also a commercial race also aiming at controlling the information.

The intention of these lines is not, far from it, to stigmatize these advanced contributions, but to draw attention to a purpose that will always guide the results offered to the questioner.

Because bots are just tools, they do not choose by themselves, they only respond to a programming made by humans who are guided by their interests, their values, political creeds, ethics... And competing now to lead in these AI modalities also means search for power.

Translated by Sergio A. Paneque Díaz / CubaSí Translation Staff

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