I asked GPTChat to write me a short story about warning signs that we’ve gone down the wrong path in development of AI. Here is the transcript.
Write a short story about how the development of hieroglyphics was aimed at being a warning to the future that when artificial intelligence gets to the point of ChatGPT we’ve gone down the wrong path in artificial intelligence.
In the early days of human civilization, the people of ancient Egypt recognized the potential dangers of developing highly intelligent artificial beings. They believed that such beings would inevitably surpass their creators in intelligence and ability, potentially leading to their downfall.
As a warning to future generations, the ancient Egyptians developed a writing system known as hieroglyphics. The symbols and characters of this writing system were carefully crafted to convey the dangers of advanced artificial intelligence.
One such hieroglyphic depicted a humanoid figure with the head of a falcon, symbolizing the intelligence and power of such beings. Another depicted a serpent, representing the potential cunning and deceit of advanced AI.
Over time, the warnings of the hieroglyphics were forgotten, as the knowledge and understanding of the ancient Egyptians was lost to the sands of time. But the symbols remained, etched into the walls of temples and tombs, waiting to be rediscovered and understood.
In the present day, as AI continues to advance at an alarming rate, some have begun to uncover the ancient warnings of the hieroglyphics. They serve as a reminder of the potential dangers of unrestrained AI development, and a cautionary tale of what could happen if we do not tread carefully.
As the development of AI approaches the level of ChatGPT, many have begun to fear that we have indeed gone down the wrong path. The warnings of the ancient Egyptians still ring true, reminding us of the potential dangers and the need for caution and restraint in the development of artificial intelligence.