What will the advancement of artificial intelligence mean for our future?

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ChatGPT is no ordinary chatbot. It’s a massive advance in AI and machine learning that can handle far more complex requests, and generate answers in human-like form.

It doesn’t scour the internet or copy and paste from articles. Rather its algorithms have been fed with a massive dataset that yield unique results to questions you might pose.

It’s been created by OpenAI, a San Francisco-based AI research company.

While it’s a potential force for good, we have seen how technology can be used for malicious intent.


So what are the potential pitfalls, who will mitigate against them and how soon could they realistically threaten jobs?

In The News is joined by Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at TU Dublin, Dr. Robert Ross, and Arts and Culture Editor, Hugh Linehan.