This is the huge popularity of The use of generative A.I. chatGPT has prompted tech companies to create their own version of the tool, from Google’s Bart to Chinese giant Baidu’s Ernie Bot. ChatGPT has been adopted by some schools. 

Not every tech leader embraces chatbots as enthusiastically. The latest to voice doubts is Vint Cerf, Google’s chief internet evangelist—and a man regarded as the “father of the internet”. 

Cerf Had one piece of advice for investors who want in on the chatbot hype—whether that’s with ChatGPT, Bart or any other application: to not get swayed just because it’s “cool.”

Cerf tried dabbling with the tool to create a biography about himself, and it failed—the final outcome was full of factual inaccuracies, according to CNBC. He even tried to get the tool added an emoji in the end of the sentence, which it didn’t do and apologized for.

“Everybody’s talking about ChatGPT or Google’s version of that and we know it doesn’t always work the way we would like it to,” Cerf told CNBC Bard was discussed at Mountain View’s conference on Monday. “There’s an ethical issue here that I hope some of you will consider.” 

“If you think ‘man, I can sell this to investors because it’s a hot topic and everyone will throw money at me,’ don’t do that,” Cerf said. He advised investors to “be thoughtful” Also, learn more about how to invest in technology.

He said that chatbots are far from being self-aware, adding that they could not distinguish between accurate and eloquent responses.

“Depending on the application, a not-very-good-fiction story is one thing. Giving advice to somebody…can have medical consequences. Figuring out how to minimize the worst-case potential is very important,” Cerf You can also find out how this tool might be applied.

Cerf isn’t the one sounding alarms about how generative A.I. Technology should be viewed with caution. Steve Wozniak, Apple’s cofounder and CEO of tech, has stated that ChatGPT platforms have the potential for making technology more accessible. “horrible mistakes.” And Google’s search engine chief acknowledged earlier this week that chatbot tools could cause hallucination, leading to “convincing but completely fictitious answers.” 

ChatGPT’s parent company, OpenAI, did not immediately respond to The Sunday Review’s Request for comments outside of regular business hours of operations.

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