AI experts on whether you should be "terrified" of ChatGPT

ChatGPT is artificial intelligence that writes for you, any kind of writing you like – letters, song lyrics, research papers, recipes, therapy sessions, poems, essays,

outlines, even software code. And despite its clunky name (GPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer), within five days of its launch, more than a million people were

using it. How easy is it to use?  Try typing in, "Write a limerick about the effect of AI on humanity." Or how about, "Tell the Goldilocks story in the style

of the King James Bible." Microsoft has announced it will build the program into Microsoft Word. The first books written by ChatGPT have already been published. (Well,

self-published, by people.)  "I think this Is huge," said professor Erik Brynjolfsson, director of Stanford University's Digital Economy Lab. "I wouldn't be surprised 50

years from now, people looked back and say, wow, that was a really seminal set of inventions that happened in the early 2020s. "Most of the U.S. economy is knowledge and

information work, and that's who's going to be most squarely affected by this," he said. "I would put people like lawyers right at the top of the list. Obviously, a lot of

copywriters, screenwriters. But I like to use the word 'affected,' not 'replaced,' because I think if done right, it's not going to be AI replacing lawyers; it's going to be

lawyers working with AI replacing lawyers who don't work with AI." But not everyone is delighted. Timnit Gebru, an AI researcher who specializes in ethics of

artificial intelligence, said, "I think that we should be really terrified of this whole thing."