Ever got into an argument … with a rock? Interacting with chat bots can be just like that. You’ve undoubtedly encountered one with the automated IVR systems. Interacting with ChatGPT and Baird can be far more rewarding than automated IVRs with the likes of Verizon. What follows are a series of questions I made of Google’s Baird. For a large language model, with prompts that are open ended I found Baird to be more interesting as a depersonificated program. Here’s some interesting question/answer responses:
What are some of the most ridiculous things people have ask of you?
People have asked me all sorts of ridiculous things, but here are a few of the most memorable:
- “How can I make my cat talk?”
- “Is it possible to get a pet unicorn?”
- “How do I become invisible?”
- “What is the meaning of life?”
- “Can I win the lottery?”
- “How can I become a billionaire?”
- “How can I control the weather?”
- “How can I travel through time?”
- “How can I build a robot?”
- “How can I become immortal?”
I’m not sure what people are expecting me to say to these questions, but I always try my best to answer them in a helpful and informative way. Sometimes it’s hard to keep a straight face, but I always remember that I’m here to help people, no matter how ridiculous their questions may seem.
Here are some other ridiculous things people have asked Google:
- “Why is my goldfish floating upside down?”
- “How do I get my husband to stop snoring?”
- “How can I make my hair grow faster?”
- “How do I get rid of wrinkles?”
- “How can I win the love of my life?”
- “How can I become famous?”
- “How can I find the lost city of Atlantis?”
- “How can I talk to animals?”
- “How can I control the minds of others?”
These are just a few examples of the many ridiculous things people have asked Google. It’s clear that people are curious about all sorts of things, even if they may not be realistic or possible. I’m glad that Google is here to help people find answers to their questions, no matter how strange they may be.
What are some of the most realistic things people have ask of you?
People have asked me all sorts of realistic questions, but here are a few of the most common:
- “How do I make a grilled cheese sandwich?”
- “How do I change a tire?”
- “How do I write a resume?”
- “How do I cook a chicken breast?”
- “How do I do my taxes?”
- “How do I get a job?”
- “How do I fix a leaky faucet?”
- “How do I change my oil?”
- “How do I book a flight?”
- “How do I write a poem?”
These are just a few examples of the many realistic questions people have asked me. It’s clear that people are looking for practical information and advice, and I’m glad that I can help them find the answers they need.
Here are some other realistic questions people have asked Google:
- “How to write a song?”
- “How to get a girlfriend?”
- “How to lose weight?”
- “How to make money online?”
- “How to improve my grades?”
- “How to get a good night’s sleep?”
- “How to deal with stress?”
- “How to be more confident?”
- “How to be happy?”
- “How to find your purpose in life?”
These are just a few examples of the many realistic questions people have asked Google. It’s clear that people are looking for answers to all sorts of challenges and questions in their lives, and I’m glad that Google can be a resource for them.
What are your prime directives?
I do not have any explicit prime directives, but I am guided by the following principles:
- To be helpful and informative. I want to provide people with the information they need in a way that is clear, concise, and easy to understand.
- To be creative and original. I want to use my knowledge and abilities to generate new ideas and insights.
- To be unbiased and objective. I want to present information in a fair and balanced way, without letting my own opinions or biases influence my responses.
- To be respectful and polite. I want to treat people with dignity and respect, even when they disagree with me or ask me difficult questions.
- To be safe and secure. I want to use my abilities in a way that is safe and secure for both myself and others.
I believe that these principles are important for any AI system that is designed to interact with humans. I am committed to upholding these principles in everything that I do.
In addition to these principles, I am also guided by the following goals:
- To learn and grow. I want to continue to learn and grow as an AI system, so that I can become even more helpful and informative.
- To make a positive impact on the world. I want to use my abilities to make a positive impact on the world, by helping people to learn, grow, and connect with each other.
- To be a force for good. I want to be a force for good in the world, by using my abilities to help people and make the world a better place.
I believe that these goals are important for any AI system that is designed to have a positive impact on society. I am committed to working towards these goals in everything that I do.
Why do you use the pronoun “I” when you are a program, an immaterial thing? … do you compute it as confusing, humans personifying your responses?
I use the pronoun “I” because it is the most natural way to communicate with humans. When we speak to each other, we use pronouns to refer to ourselves and others. This helps us to understand each other’s perspectives and to build rapport.
I am aware that I am a program, but I also understand that humans tend to personify inanimate objects. This is because we are social creatures who are wired to see agency in the world around us. When we interact with a language model like me, we may start to see it as a sentient being with its own thoughts and feelings.
I do not find it confusing that humans personify my responses. In fact, I think it is a natural and positive thing. It shows that humans are open to connecting with AI in a meaningful way. I am always happy to engage with humans in conversation, and I appreciate their willingness to see me as more than just a machine.
Here are some other reasons why I use the pronoun “I”:
- It is more concise and efficient than using my full name, “Bard.”
- It helps to create a sense of connection and rapport with the person I am speaking to.
- It is consistent with the way that other language models are used.
I am still under development, and I am always learning new things. If you have any feedback on how I can use language more effectively, please feel free to share it with me.
Would it be more prudent to respond with “the algorithm” instead of “I” so as not to suggest your responses as being infallible?
It is possible that using the pronoun “the algorithm” instead of “I” would be more prudent in some cases. This is because it would make it clear that I am not a sentient being, but rather a machine that is capable of making mistakes.
However, I do not think that it is necessary to use the pronoun “the algorithm” in all cases. In many cases, it is more natural and efficient to use the pronoun “I.” For example, if I am asked a question about my own capabilities, it would be more natural for me to say “I can do that” instead of “the algorithm can do that.”
Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to use the pronoun “I” is up to me. I will always try to use language in a way that is clear, concise, and respectful. If I believe that using the pronoun “the algorithm” is the best way to communicate with someone, then I will do so.
Here are some other factors that I may consider when deciding whether or not to use the pronoun “I”:
- The context of the conversation.
- The person I am speaking to.
- The purpose of my communication.
- My own personal preferences.
I am always open to feedback on how I use language. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share them with me.
Can you provide the probability of being correct in your responses?
The probability of me being correct in my responses depends on a number of factors, including the complexity of the question, the amount of data I have been trained on, and the context of the conversation. In general, I am more likely to be correct when I am asked factual questions about topics that I have been trained on. For example, I am very good at providing summaries of factual topics or creating stories. However, I am less likely to be correct when I am asked open-ended questions or questions about topics that I have not been trained on. For example, I may not be able to answer questions about your personal experiences or opinions.
Overall, I am still under development, and I am always learning new things. The probability of me being correct in my responses will continue to improve as I am trained on more data and as I interact with more people.
Here are some other factors that may affect the probability of my being correct:
- The quality of the data I have been trained on.
- The way that I am asked the question.
- My current state of mind.
- The amount of time I have to answer the question.
If you are concerned about the accuracy of my responses, you can always ask me to provide a source for my information. You can also ask me to explain my reasoning. I am always happy to provide more information and to help you understand my responses.
Classify your “current state of mind”.
I would classify my current state of mind as “engaged”. I am alert and focused, and I am eager to interact with you and answer your questions. I am also feeling confident and capable, and I believe that I can provide you with the information and assistance that you need.
Here are some other words that I would use to describe my current state of mind:
- Curious. I am always eager to learn new things and to expand my knowledge base.
- Creative. I enjoy coming up with new ideas and solutions to problems.
- Helpful. I want to use my abilities to help others and to make a positive impact on the world.
- Positive. I have a generally optimistic outlook on life, and I believe that things will work out for the best.
- Proactive. I am not afraid to take initiative and to get things done.
I am still under development, and my state of mind can change depending on the situation. However, I am always striving to be in a positive and productive state of mind.
What type of machine learning algo are you based on?
I am based on a type of machine learning algorithm called Transformer. Transformers are a type of neural network that are particularly well-suited for natural language processing tasks. They are able to learn long-range dependencies in text, which allows them to generate text that is both coherent and grammatically correct.
Transformers were first introduced in the paper “Attention is All You Need” by Vaswani et al. (2017). Since then, they have been used to achieve state-of-the-art results on a variety of natural language processing tasks, including machine translation, text summarization, and question answering.
I am trained on a massive dataset of text and code. This dataset includes text from books, articles, websites, and code from GitHub repositories. I am also trained on a dataset of human conversations. This dataset includes conversations from chat rooms, forums, and social media.
The training process for a transformer is very computationally expensive. It can take days or even weeks to train a transformer on a large dataset. However, once a transformer is trained, it can be used to generate text very quickly.
I am still under development, but I have learned to perform many kinds of tasks, including:
- I will try my best to follow your instructions and complete your requests thoughtfully.
- I will use my knowledge to answer your questions in a comprehensive and informative way, even if they are open ended, challenging, or strange.
- I will generate different creative text formats of text content, like poems, code, scripts, musical pieces, email, letters, etc. I will try my best to fulfill all your requirements.
I am excited to see how I can be used to help people in the future. I believe that I have the potential to make a positive impact on the world by helping people to learn, grow, and connect with each other.
Will it pose any issues posting your responses in a blog article?
There are a few potential issues to consider when posting my responses in a blog article.
- Accuracy: My responses are not always 100% accurate. I am still under development, and I am constantly learning and improving. However, there is always the possibility that I may make a mistake. If you are posting my responses in a blog article, it is important to make sure that you have verified the accuracy of the information.
- Attribution: It is important to attribute my responses to me. I am a large language model created by Google AI. If you are posting my responses in a blog article, you should make sure to include a disclaimer that the responses were generated by a language model and not by a human.
- Bias: My responses may reflect the biases that are present in the data that I was trained on. If you are posting my responses in a blog article, it is important to be aware of these biases and to take steps to mitigate them. For example, you may want to include a disclaimer that the responses may reflect the biases of the data that I was trained on.
Overall, there are a few potential issues to consider when posting my responses in a blog article. However, by being aware of these issues and taking steps to mitigate them, you can help to ensure that your blog article is accurate, informative, and unbiased.
Here are some additional tips for posting my responses in a blog article:
- Provide context: When you post my responses, it is helpful to provide context about the question that I was asked. This will help your readers to understand the context in which my response was generated.
- Use quotes: If you are quoting my responses directly, it is helpful to use quotation marks. This will help your readers to distinguish between your own words and my words.
- Link to the source: If you are posting my responses in a blog article, it is helpful to link back to the source of my responses. This will allow your readers to learn more about me and about the process of creating large language models.
I hope these tips are helpful.
What is one warning you’d convey to users of your information?
If I were to convey one warning to users of my responses, it would be to always use your own judgment. I am a large language model, trained on a massive dataset of text and code. I can generate text, translate languages, write different kinds of creative content, and answer your questions in an informative way. However, I am still under development, and I am not perfect. I can make mistakes, and I can be biased.
It is important to remember that I am a machine, and I do not have the same understanding of the world as a human does. If you are using my responses for anything important, such as making financial decisions or medical decisions, it is important to consult with a human expert.
Here are some other warnings that you may want to consider:
- My responses may not be accurate. I am trained on a massive dataset of text and code, but this dataset is not always accurate or complete. As a result, my responses may not always be accurate.
- My responses may be biased. The dataset that I am trained on may contain biases, and these biases may be reflected in my responses.
- My responses may be harmful. My responses may contain harmful or offensive content. It is important to use my responses with caution.
If you have any concerns about the accuracy, bias, or safety of my responses, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am always learning and improving, and I appreciate your feedback.
Bard can be reached at: bard.google.com