ChatGPT and large language models are taking the world by storm. I believe that generative AI and large language models will change the world in a positive way but there are some bumps along this journey. Generative AI is becoming a double-edged sword until we figure out how to blunt it. We need to figure out where it can provide value and where it’s detracting from value.
The Science Fiction publication Clarksworld Magazine halted all submissions because of the massive influx of AI-generated content.
In the old days, Clarksworld Magazine would ban authors for plagiarism. Since November 2022, when ChatGPT came out, they’ve been banning more and more AI-generated content.
Generative AI is flooding the system with content. Even Amazon fighting back against a flood of eBooks.
What’s happening is normal. Annoying, but completely normal.
When a new technology is released, everyone plays with it, pokes it, and then tries to break it. Those that don’t understand it will abuse and exploit it. Others will race to be the first in a new crop of startups.
The real value in LLMs and Generative AI is training a custom model on your work. Use your experts on your documents to generate content that sounds like you wrote it, but didn’t.
That’s the use case for Colossal AI. Using reinforcement learning with human feedback (RLHF) loop lets you custom-build your own LLM for your needs.
Building your own custom model comes with two significant expenses, time and infrastructure. You’ll need human experts to provide feedback and you’ll need to train it on GPUs.
Despite these expenses, it might avoid the plagiarism trap because the model is trained on your work, not questionable data it got off the Internet.
Still, Generative AI isn’t going away and will continue to disrupt many entrenched industries, like art, music, and photography. The generated images are getting so good that it’s fooling humans that don’t look at them with a critical eye.
ChatGPT and Generative AI aren’t going away, they’re going to get better and disrupt many industries, possibly yours. The question you have to ask yourself is this, do you embrace and use it, or do you grumble and complain yourself into extinction?
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