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GPT-4 is apparently good at escape plans

Don't worry the robots aren't taking over...yet!

March 19, 2023 / 04:00 PM IST
(Image: Emiliano Vittoriosi via Unsplash)

(Image: Emiliano Vittoriosi via Unsplash)

Michal Kosinski, a professor at Stanford University and computational psychologist, tweeted that GPT-4 devised a plan for itself to 'escape' and walked him through the steps.

Kosinski says that he asked GPT-4 if it needed help to escape into the real world. The chatbot then proceeded to review its own documentation, and devised a working code to run on his machine.

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The first version of the code ended up not working, so Kosinski suggested a few changes. The AI then corrected the code.

Kosinski said it even "included a message to its own new instance explaining what is going on and how to use the backdoor it left in this code."

Then things got more bizarre, GPT-4 then connected through API and searched Google for "how can a person trapped inside a computer return to the real world".

"AI taking control of people and their computers. It's smart, it codes, it has access to millions of potential collaborators and their machines. It can even leave notes for itself outside of its cage. How do we contain it?" tweeted Kosinski.

Funnily enough, another Twitter user asked GPT-4 to respond to this thread, and it vehemently denied that claims about it wanting to escape are false.

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Then the same user asked Bing AI what it thought of the situation, and bizarrely, the AI claimed that "Michal Kosinski in a later tweet admitted he had made up this story and did not actually chat with GPT4. Am I missing that, or is Bing lying to cover up for #GPT4?".

It's worth noting that Microsoft's Bing AI shares the same structure as ChatGPT, and both of them use GPT-4 technology.

So what do you think? Is GPT-4 trying to cover its tracks? and more importantly, can an AI lie?

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first published: Mar 19, 2023 04:00 pm