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This episode contains strong language.
In the past few weeks, a major breakthrough in the world of artificial intelligence — ChatGPT — has put extraordinary powers in the hands of anyone with access to the internet.
Released by OpenAI, a San Francisco-based company, ChatGPT can write essays, come up with scripts for TV shows, answer math questions and even write code.
Kevin Roose, a technology columnist for The New York Times and host of the Times podcast “Hard Fork.”
ChatGPT has inspired awe, fear, stunts and attempts to circumvent its guardrails.
The chatbot is suddenly everywhere. Who should decide how it’s built? What could go wrong? And what could go right? The hosts of the “Hard Fork” discuss.
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Kevin Roose contributed reporting.
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