Is AI a Higher Power?

Terms of Service for the Earth

There's no putting the toothpaste back into the tube. Within the last two weeks, artificial intelligence (AI) has staked its claim as the most incredible power on the planet. And first up, a devilish cyberpunk taunts Higher Power. Consider this AI prompt that went viral:

Write a biblical verse in the style of the king james bible explaining how to remove a peanut butter and jelly sanwhich from a VCR.

To play is to learn. And, if it so happens that you have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich stuck in your VCR, the GTP-3 Chat answer for how to remove it is here, King James rolling over in his grave notwithstanding.

There's one more thing. Just because you typed the query in the chat box, do not assume you own the copyright to the generated response. Read the terms of service.

In the case of OpenAI, the developer of GTP-3, they have assigned their content output to the individual who entered the query.

(a) Your Content. You may provide input to the Services (“Input”), and receive output generated and returned by the Services based on the Input (“Output”). Input and Output are collectively “Content.” As between the parties and to the extent permitted by applicable law, you own all Input, and subject to your compliance with these Terms, OpenAI hereby assigns to you all its right, title and interest in and to Output. OpenAI may use Content as necessary to provide and maintain the Services, comply with applicable law, and enforce our policies. You are responsible for Content, including for ensuring that it does not violate any applicable law or these Terms.

5 Use Cases for AI as a Climate Change Solution

I asked GTP-3 for its suggestions. GTP-3 generated this list in just over one minute. Pretty amazing.

  1. Energy consumption: AI can optimize energy consumption in buildings, factories, and transportation systems, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  2. Renewable energy: AI can optimize the operation of renewable energy systems, such as solar panels and wind turbines, to increase their efficiency and reliability.

  3. Predictive modeling: AI can create predictive models that forecast future weather patterns, helping people and organizations adapt to the impacts of climate change.

  4. Carbon sequestration: AI can identify and prioritize opportunities for carbon sequestration, such as reforestation and soil carbon storage, to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

  5. Climate policy: AI can be used to analyze and compare the effectiveness of different climate policies, helping policymakers make informed decisions about how to address climate change.

Overall, AI has the potential to be a powerful tool in the fight against climate change. Still, it will be essential to ensure that it is developed and deployed responsibly and ethically.

The Takeaway

I am optimistic about AI as a new tool for tapping into ideas. For example, any of the five points listed above would make a good starting point for background research for an article.

So, right after I remove the peanut butter and jelly sandwich from the VCR, I will get straight to work.

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Live as one family because Earth is your only home.

P.S. My AI prompt for the header image is "Mother Nature Creating AI"

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