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GPT -- A Paradigm Shift for the Twenty-First Century
  • Joseph Carvalko
Joseph Carvalko
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Abstract

This paper discusses the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) in the form of generative pre-trained transformer (GPT) technology such as the latest GPT-4 platform. It highlights the potential of GPT technology to drastically change aspects of society, including creativity, problem-solving, employment, education, justice, medicine, and governance. The author emphasizes the need for policymakers and experts to join in regulating against the potential risks and implications of this technology. The European Commission has taken steps to address the risks of AI through the European AI Act (EIA), which categorizes AI uses based on their potential harm. The legislation aims to ensure scrutiny and control in extreme cases like autonomous weapons or medical devices. However, the author criticizes the lack of meaningful AI oversight in the United States and argues that time has come for government to step in if it desires to make any meaningful change given the technology’s (1) rate of diffusion, (2) multiple products GPT technology is anticipated to augment, and (3) depths to which it may penetrate daily life, including countless fields of employment.