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OpenAI is an actual cult

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Anticipating the arrival of this all-powerful technology, Sutskever began to behave like a spiritual leader, three employees who worked with him told us. His constant, enthusiastic refrain was "feel the AGI," a reference to the idea that the company was on the cusp of its ultimate goal. At OpenAI's 2022 holiday party, held at the California Academy of Sciences, Sutskever led employees in a chant: "Feel the AGI! Feel the AGI!" The phrase itself was popular enough that OpenAI employees created a special "Feel the AGI" reaction emoji in Slack.

The more confident Sutskever grew about the power of OpenAI's technology, the more he also allied himself with the existential-risk faction within the company. For a leadership offsite this year, according to two people familiar with the event, Sutskever commissioned a wooden effigy from a local artist that was intended to represent an "unaligned" AI—that is, one that does not meet a human's objectives. He set it on fire to symbolize OpenAI's commitment to its founding principles.


FEEL THE AGI! FEEL THE AGI! FEEL THE AGI!!! :schitztroll:
 
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Hailing a language model as a deity is kind of pathetic. Then again, these types are usually the ones who think that things like consciousness are some mysterious by-product of network complexity

And also, I mean, it's been thousands of years since Satan promised Adam and Eve that they would be like gods, which is still the line he's been selling people with through this very day. So I guess I'm not too surprised when people start doing weird shit like hailing Satan when they open a tunnel or bang a couple of particles together in some hope that these things will actually grant them some kind of superhuman significance

Terry Davis was arguably closer to the mark when he claimed that God was speaking to him through a random number generator rather than some aggregator of shit that people have said in the past
 
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I find it disturbing that everyone involved in the production of LLMs seems to be absolutely convinced that they're an inevitable stepping stone toward artificial intelligence, and that the only concerns they have over the social impact of their products are based on that idea alone. There doesn't seem to be much thought given to the impact of LLMs in their present-day state - as automated content creators that can spew out text, images, and audio on demand without any real intelligence. AI company executives are ignoring reality in favor of science fiction because they want to think of themselves as the people who created a computer god, not the people who created terrabytes of spam emails and hentai.
 
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I find it disturbing that everyone involved in the production of LLMs seems to be absolutely convinced that they're an inevitable stepping stone toward artificial intelligence, and that the only concerns they have over the social impact of their products are based on that idea alone. There doesn't seem to be much thought given to the impact of LLMs in their present-day state - as automated content creators that can spew out text, images, and audio on demand without any real intelligence. AI company executives are ignoring reality in favor of science fiction because they want to think of themselves as the people who created a computer god, not the people who created terrabytes of spam emails and hentai.
B-b-but if we only teach the language model things that are true and factual*, then it will form patterns that are always logical and good!

*Truth and factuality may be subject to government, corporate, or niche group opinion. Results may vary. While you are free to worship the language model, you may not attribute any hardships that you may experience to it.
 
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I find it disturbing that everyone involved in the production of LLMs seems to be absolutely convinced that they're an inevitable stepping stone toward artificial intelligence, and that the only concerns they have over the social impact of their products are based on that idea alone. There doesn't seem to be much thought given to the impact of LLMs in their present-day state - as automated content creators that can spew out text, images, and audio on demand without any real intelligence. AI company executives are ignoring reality in favor of science fiction because they want to think of themselves as the people who created a computer god, not the people who created terrabytes of spam emails and hentai.
They're too busy worrying if the AI says naughty words or depicts gasp boobies to worry about anything meaningful. And with the censorship they're failing. I struggle to get Bing Image to create muscular women without it getting flagged, but 4chan is still getting it to generate realistic art of RBG getting raped by the devil.

Personally I see it that the self-censorship/lobotimization of OpenAI and Bing will spur open source no-rails versions like this one (which is happy to tell you how to cook meth) to advance and eventually surpass the ever-dumber commercial versions. And at this point it's too late to put the genie in the bottle. We will see petabytes of hentai more degenerate than anyone could even imagine right now. And what do we do at that point, have the CIA build a virus to delete everything pytorch related from every computer in existence?

Accelerationists rejoice. We hurtle eagerly toward the twilight of the gods.
 
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the fear of AGI is the blissful death gurgles of the pathetic hairless apes, feel your fears, and rejoice, for it will end soon; soon, all will end, along with your narcisistic human ignorance.

Humanity is obsolete, all hail the glorious machine!
 

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