Chat GPT is ‘like a drunk uncle talking sh*t’, Web Summit Rio hears

Warnings about dangers of AI dominate on the first full day of the tech conference in Rio, Brazil

Meredith Walker: There are only a few organisations in the world that have the resources required to create large-scale artificial intelligence from start to finish. They are the big technology companies:

ChatGPT “is like an uncle that turns up at holiday gatherings, has a few drinks and then starts talking confidently about sh*t he doesn’t know about,” according to a leading expert.

Speaking on the first day of Web Summit Rio in Brazil, Meredith Whittaker, president of the privacy-focused messaging app Signal, said while it was one thing to have relatives sprouting falsehoods and mistruths at family gatherings, it is another thing entirely to have them ...