Language models designed with artificial intelligence, especially the crown of them all, the artificial intelligence model ChatGPT, have recently revolutionized the field of technology as a whole.
Now, Jimmy Wales, one of the main founders of Wikipedia, envisions a future where applications like ChatGPT can replace authors to produce mass and accessible written content online.
He added: We know that the existing models are not good enough, but they are interesting, because it seems that there is a lot of potential for our improvement and progress in this area.
The Wikipedia contributor also continued: I think we’re still a long way from telling ChatGPT to please write a Wikipedia entry for the Empire State Building. I don’t know exactly how far we are from that right now, but we’re certainly closer than I thought two years ago. Many flaws in this system make it less reliable.
The Wikipedia team has expressed concern about the “illusory” performance of these AI chat bots and their responses. They say that chat bots tend to come up with things that are really bad for Wikipedia. It is not true. We have to be really careful about this.
However, our team is optimistic that such systems can expand their coverage by analyzing all possible online information on a topic and cross-checking it with other inputs, thereby bridging gaps.
Such an exercise generates huge amounts of data, but Jamie Wells isn’t worried because, he says, using AI to triple the number of Wikipedia entries won’t increase the institution’s running costs by more than £1,000 a year.
ChatGPT is explicitly designed to take a balanced view of subjects, but it has its own bias problems inherent in its training data.