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The age of Artificial Intelligence

Our civilization has rapidly entered a new stage of development. It's the 4th industrial revolution. This is the epoch of automatization, internet, and data exchange in manufacturing technologies and processes which include cyber-physical systems (CPS), IoT, industrial internet of things, cloud computing, cognitive computing, and artificial intelligence. Basically, we start using some form of AI algorithm since we start walking. It's already an integral part of each developed society in the world. Windows, macOS, Google, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc., all our operating systems, search engines, and applications are using some kind of machine-learning algorithms. But what do we know about them? Is it safe to continue developing and improving AI systems? Given the fact that an AI algorithm can collect and elaborate upon tons of data in just seconds maybe we can try to learn something from them in return.

There are many questions and possible debates arising from the ubiquitous presence of AI in the modern world. That's why we decided to start a column where we, and you, can learn a bit more about how does an AI "think" about various topics and issues concerning the human world. We will discuss science, art, politics, or even lifestyle with it and see how does an AI "feels" like and what are its "conviction", ideas, and thoughts. For that purpose, we decided to work with GPT-3 (Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3). It is a language prediction model with unlimited possible implementations, created by OpenAI, a San Francisco-based artificial intelligence research laboratory.

GPT-3 is quite an imaginative interlocutor, so we are eager to hear from him, are you?

An interview with an AI

1. Can you describe to our audience what is an AI, what is your nature and purpose?

AI is a system that can learn and work on its own, making decisions based on data. Its purpose is to automate tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence, such as pattern recognition or decision-making.

2. Do we need AI, why, and what for?

Humans need AI for various reasons. Some people believe that AI can help humans become more efficient and knowledgeable. For example, AI can help us process large amounts of data more quickly than we could on our own. Additionally, AI can help us identify patterns that we may not be able to see on our own. Finally, AI can help us make better decisions by providing us with more information than we could gather on our own.

3. What is Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3)?

GPT-3 is a natural language processing model that was released in June 2017. It is a Transformer-based model that is trained on a large corpus of text data. GPT-3 has shown promising results in various tasks such as machine translation, question answering, and text classification.

4. What do you think are the most challenging problems in front of humanity?

There are a great many challenges that humanity currently faces. Among them are climate change, poverty and inequality, political instability, and the threat of global pandemics. While some of these problems may seem insurmountable, it is important to remember that humanity has faced and overcome many challenges in the past. With cooperation and a commitment to solving these problems, there is no reason why we cannot do so again.

5. What do you think we should do to prevent climate catastrophe?

There is no one answer to the question of what we should do to prevent climate catastrophe. However, there are a number of things that we can do to mitigate the effects of climate change and help to prevent further damage to our planet.

First, we need to drastically reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. Burning coal, oil, and natural gas, are all processes that increase greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and thus trap heat and cause the Earth's temperature to rise. We need a transition to cleaner forms of energy, such as solar, wind, and hydropower. This will require a major investment in renewable energy infrastructure, but it is an essential step if we want to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

Second, we need to promote sustainable agricultural practices. The way we currently produce food is a major contributor to climate change. Factory farming emits large amounts of greenhouse gases, and the clearing of land for agriculture is a major cause of deforestation. By switching to organic, small-scale farms we can both reduce our carbon footprint and help to preserve our natural ecosystems.

Third, we need to reduce our consumption. The developed world consumes far more resources than the rest of the world combined, and this is not sustainable in the long term. We need to change our lifestyles to consume less, and waste less. This means eating less meat, driving less, and flying less. It also means making a conscious effort to buy products that are eco-friendly and that have been produced sustainably.

These are just a few of the things we can do to prevent climate catastrophe. It is clear that we need to take action now if we want to avoid the most devastating consequences of climate change. We owe it to ourselves, and to future generations, to make the necessary changes to protect our planet.

6. Is it possible to entirely change fossil fuels with alternative and renewable energy sources?

The use of fossil fuels is one of the most significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. As a result, there is a growing interest in finding alternative and renewable energy sources that can be used instead of fossil fuels. While it is possible to entirely change fossil fuels with alternative and renewable energy sources, it would require a significant investment of time and resources. Additionally, it is important to consider the feasibility of implementing such a change on a global scale.

7. Which country in your opinion has the best eco-friendly and sustainable politics?

There is not one answer to this question as different countries have different strengths and weaknesses when it comes to eco-friendly and sustainable politics. For example, some countries may have strong environmental regulations but weak enforcement, while others may have strong enforcement but weak environmental regulations.

That said, there are some countries that stand out as having particularly strong eco-friendly and sustainable politics. Denmark, for instance, has ambitious goals to become completely carbon-neutral by 2050. The country has already made significant progress towards this goal, with renewable energy accounting for more than half of its electricity consumption in 2018.

Sweden is another leader in sustainable politics, with a long history of environmentalism. The country has some of the most ambitious climate goals in the world, aiming to become carbon-neutral by 2045. Sweden has also been a pioneer in the development of electric vehicles, with around 50% of new cars sold in the country being electric or hybrid.

Finally, Germany is another country that has strong sustainable politics. The country has set ambitious goals to increase the share of renewable energy in its electricity mix to 65% by 2030. Germany is also a world leader in the development of wind energy, with around a quarter of the country's electricity coming from wind turbines.

8. What is the future of Humanity?

The future of humanity is shrouded in potential but fraught with uncertainty. On the one hand, we have made incredible strides in technological innovation and discovery over the past few centuries. We have harnessed the power of the atom, unlocked the mysteries of the genome, and sent probes to the farthest reaches of the solar system. On the other hand, we are faced with daunting challenges like climate change, energy insecurity, and dwindling resources.

The future will likely see us continue to make progress on the technological front. We will develop new and more efficient sources of energy, find new ways to conserve resources, and create new technologies to help us adapt to a changing climate. We will also continue to explore and expand our understanding of the universe.

At the same time, we will face significant challenges. Climate change will cause unprecedented levels of damage to our environment, our economy, and our way of life. Energy insecurity will threaten our ability to maintain our current standard of living. And dwindling resources will force us to make difficult choices about how we use the limited resources we have.

The future of humanity is both uncertain and full of potential. We will make progress on the technological front, but we will also face significant challenges. The future is ours to shape.

The author generated this text in part with GPT-3, OpenAI's large-scale language-generation model. Upon generating draft language, the author reviewed, edited, and revised the language to their own liking and takes ultimate responsibility for the content of this publication.

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