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How Close Are We to Artificial General Intelligence

In this article we will consider how the OpenAI API is changing artificial general intelligence and how does it work.

Generally speaking, we are all too familiar with the existence of AI around us. Artificial intelligence is a part of our day to day, whether we chose to be a part of it.

That being said, artificial intelligence is the branch of computer science that deals with machines’ development. These machines are programmed to work and think like us, human beings.

Yes, we are living our own version of a sci-fi movie. And let’s face it, you do feel like Tony Stark in those Iron Man movies when Alexa plays your favorite song. 

AI machines are created to get responses in ways like speech recognition, and they are also to be responsible for problem-solving, learning, and planning. And if we are lucky, we’ll be seeing AI assistants executing for us too. 

What is OpenAI?

Open AI is a research and deployment company that aims at benefiting all the human race through artificial general intelligence.

This basically means that they intend to create highly autonomous systems that work better than humans, and they aim to do so at an economical value. 

Built-in, the year 2015 by Sam Altman and Elon Musk, this research and deployment company, is focused on artificial general intelligence to outperform human-work, and you will find many testaments on the internet that prove they have been doing a great job at it. 

How is OpenAI API changing artificial general intelligence? 

OpenAI created an API to access the new AI models they developed. This API will provide a “text in, text out” interface that will allow the users to virtually try it on any English language command. This is unlike most AI systems, which are basically designed for one use-case. Clearly, this research laboratory is going places. 

To be honest, none of us really assumed artificial general intelligence’s progress to be this speedy. So you know, OpenAI is right on point with a lot of things, with obvious occasional doubts from around the world. 

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Not only this, OpenAI is building multiple tools to control the API returns better. This will be relevant to all the aspects of machine learning and language technology like intervening, mitigation, and analysis. 

How does it work? 

Let’s say you sent a text command, the OpenAI API will return a text completion trying to match the given pattern sent by you. The success of the completion of the task is directly proportional to the complexity of the job, of course. But having said that, this API is your chance to get away from the mundane tasks in a day to day life. You can hone performance on regular tasks by training on a small or large dataset. Later, these commands and prompts can be improved with proper feedback from the users. 

OpenAI has designed the API to be simplistic and flexible in nature. This is said to result in increased productivity for machine learning teams. In fact, they have many groups using this API and working on machine learning research instead of other distributed problems. 

At this age, the API is running models with the same lengths as the GPT-3 family, with many noteworthy improvements. So much so that the teams are actually enjoying deploying it. The OpenAI team is continuously working around the clock to improve and upgrade their technology to match machine learning speed. Isn’t this innovation at its best? 

In fact, this GPT-3 uses 175 billion parameters to facilitate and achieve meta-learning. This basically means that the neural net GPT is not retrained to perform a specific task. For instance, correcting spelling, completing the sentence, and more. 

OpenAI has been successful in implementing this API with many. The list of early customers includes Quizlet, the online learning platform that uses this API to generate new vocabulary to be used in a sentence. Reddit also happens to be one of the customers that use this API for content moderation. Then there is Casetext that is meaning to improve semantic search capabilities with the use of this API. Not just these, there’s also MessageBird, a cloud-based communications platform that is using this API to autocorrect spellings and grammar. 

The company has actually partnered with Microsoft to ensure the safe implementation of AGI for all human kinds. They are also keen on making sure that society is well-prepared for the deployment of this API and that it is safe to do so. 

The company confesses that there are, of course, outcomes to these deployments, both positive and negative. They assure that they will terminate the access of API for harmful use-cases and know they cannot always anticipate the consequences of technology.

And an obvious thing to consider with the launch of any technology like this is that it comes with multiple controversies and sometimes even fake news. It is always best to research your own instead of believing what it reads on the internet. 

In all fairness, the content moderation by Reddit so far is top-notch. And this proves that if handled tastefully, the deployment of this API can prove extremely beneficial for many industries. 

OpenAI aims at the advancement of AI, making it useful and helpful to humanity. They are looking forward to creating some positive impact on the world with this API. 

Their aim is to lower the barrier to producing beneficial AI-powered products. This will ensure that the human race is able to create tools and services that they find hard to imagine in today’s time.

Indeed, a digital evolution. Isn’t it? 

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