“In my mind, for the last few years, the hand axe had been a stand-in for technology influencing human cognition. So when GPT-3 came up with that image, I was like ‘wow!’”
K Allado-McDowell, in conversation with Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst, on co-writing the book Pharmako-AI (2020) with OpenAI’s autoregressive language model. “Not only were my ideas being continued and added to in seemingly novel ways—it almost felt like the AI reflected things I was subconsciously putting in the text.“

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