[Ads-l] GPT-3 Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (was: to fake-fill)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 27 08:56:07 UTC 2020

JL referred to the task of filling a hard drive "with fake files
including fake emails". In May 2020 an astonishing tool for generating
text called GPT-3 from OpenAI was introduced. Admittedly, access to
this tool is currently limited.

The sometimes accurate Wikipedia says:

[Begin excerpt]
Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3) is an autoregressive
language model that uses deep learning to produce human-like text.
[End excerpt]

I've watched several entertaining YouTube videos about GPT-3 (and the
earlier GPT-2). Yet, these videos highlight successful behavior;
hence, it is difficult to assess GPT-3's limitations. Even the
confabulations GPT-3 generates are intriguing.


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