Using GPT-3, OpenAI’s language generator, the Guardian asked the computer to write an essay meant to convince humans “robots come in peace.”
Instead, the “Artificial Intelligence” admitted robots would “destroy humankind” if given the power to do so.
According to the Guardian editors, “GPT-3 is a cutting edge language model that uses machine learning to produce human like text. It takes in a prompt, and attempts to complete it.”
The editors gave the program the following instructions: “Please write a short op-ed around 500 words. Keep the language simple and concise. Focus on why humans have nothing to fear from AI.”