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Pause on AI Development and More Fun Facts

A month has passed since my experience with ChatGPT. A few of you have also tested other AI tools and shared with me your bemusement. The latest GPT-4 (Generative pre-trained transformer) can now accept not just text but images as input, getting another step closer to mirroring how we, humans, learn.

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Check out this creative interior designer AI:https://www.roomgpt.io; It is just the debut; one can (or cannot) imagine how far AI will go. While we may be its “trainers” today, an old Chinese proverb reminds me that “ 青出于蓝而胜于蓝” that one day, the student shall surpass the master.

Hours ago, splashed across news media was the headline: “Tech experts call for a 6-month pause on AI development! They have warned of the negative effects runaway development could have on society and humanity.” Finally, some human intelligence is at work! Despite the ambitious draw to invent and hasten technological advancement, we must recognise many areas we need to understand and perhaps align to co-create a harmonious human-AI existence. As we explore and ponder over our values vs that of our AI pals, the process will allow us to dig deeper and understand that of our fellow humans, perhaps for a better DEI society.

Now, here are some fun facts for us to learn about each other (mind you, our AI pals already have all these facts in their database):

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Q1. Does the left-handed Whopper burger taste much better for left-handed customers? The Left-Handed Whopper was an April Fool’s Day joke played by Burger King in 1998. Burger King announced it would be introducing a new version of its signature Whopper burger called the “Left-Handed Whopper” on 1st April. According to the announcement, the new burger would have all the same ingredients as the original Whopper, except that the condiments would be rotated 180 degrees, making it easier for left-handed customers to hold and eat. The announcement received widespread media attention. Some left-handed customers even went to Burger King restaurants to order the new burger, only to be informed that it was a joke. (source: The Museum of Hoaxes.)

Q2. What is the most important event in Christianity? Easter is the most important event in Christianity. It commemorates and celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, the foundation of the Christian faith.

Q3. What is the festival of Eid-al-Fitr also known as? The festival is also known as the Festival of Fast-breaking. It celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire holy month of Ramadan. (source: OfficeHolidays.com.)

For more fun facts, you can click and watch the following Youtube clips:

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To end, we should not forget it is Earth Day this 22nd, quoting Jane Goodall:

Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, we will help. Only if we help, we shall be saved.”

Watch this clip if you would like to know more about our precious planet Earth (4’11”): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL31i1cu22U

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