The Chatbot Controversy

People familiar with New Sapience know we are one of the few companies that claim to be making progress towards Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). OpenAI is another. Many of our followers and investors want to get our take on the current controversy surrounding OpenAI’s ChatGPT and other Large Language Models (LLMs).

The issues are not something that can be fairly dealt with in a couple of Twitter posts. So here is a concise roadmap to the controversy and how it looks from the New Sapience perspective.

Sapiens and Chatbots

Seldom in the history of AI has a new product release been met with such widespread enthusiasm and consternation as OpenAI’s ChatGPT. New Sapience has been working on a compact scalable way to endow machines with knowledge of the underlying reality that language refers to and is built upon. Naturally we are being asked about how ChatGPT relates to our work. Is it a giant step toward Strong AI (or AGI) or is it just a better (and perhaps scarier) illusion of intelligence?