Futurist and technologist Gerd Leonhard compared the potential impact of the artificial intelligence service that ChatGPT creates to the emergence of the Internet in the 1990s because, in his opinion, it was “the first application that well simulated human language” and behavior.
Within the framework of the CON-X 2023 conference held on Wednesday in Palma (Mallorca), the German speaker explained that the system “uses the entire database in the world to provide its solutions”, a very powerful tool.
In fact, Leonhart worries that ChatGPT “has too much power” and that users will become “lazy or ignorant” who allow machines to multitask, without checking results or curtailing the creativity that human personality brings.
“A man with a better tool is better than without it, because he can do the job more efficiently. In addition, the tool will never be human, because it will not make sense by itself,” he explained, adding that the creation of a discipline of new technologies must also be accelerated.
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This, he hopes, will prevent companies from entering the area “to see who will make the most money”; Among the measures he proposed was, for example, clarifying the percentage owned by artificial intelligence in content created by tools like ChatGPT, “knowing that there are still humans behind the work.”
Titled ‘Uncut: Now it’s personal’, CON-X 23 organized by TravelgateX aims to review how new technologies, analytics and social data management and personalization are impacting the tourism industry.
Gerd Leonhart said in his speech, “We are not machines based on data, images and simulations, but because we are human beings who crave experiences, relationships with others, and will continue to travel until we need to feel, touch or smell.” People, etc
According to him, technologies will perform routine tasks more efficiently, but all human experiences or judgments will remain because it is “very difficult” for a machine to reach that level.
“Machines can book tickets, organize agendas and make recommendations, but if I ask a friend for advice on what to do in Mallorca, he will tell me better things because he knows more about my tastes than a robot”, he assessed.
Regarding the tourism industry and the general fear of job losses, he clarified that “it’s normal if a robot takes your job,” which is why he argued that the worker should be “special.” , is not limited to developing technical skills, but “humanity”.
With information from EFE