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ChatGPT developer meets Kishida; eager to open office in Japan

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In Japan, the education ministry has been trying to formulate guidelines regarding the use of ChatGPT and other AI chatbots in schools as fears have been mounting over their effects on students' writing and thinking skills.

I think the genie is out of the bottle. Suddenly the grammar in student (and Professor) essays will improve dramatically. That's the reality.

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Open office in Japan? Even AI can't understand how Japanese mind really works, always have conflicting what is being said and what is the actual thing.

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ChatGPT, launched in November 2022 as a prototype, stands for Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer and is driven by a machine learning model that works much like the human brain.

They are neural networks but saying they work like a human brain is misleading.

The black box quality of LLM functions is why the alignment problem is so tricky.

And if any group is not ready for the consequences it is the one party LDP oligarchy.

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That the first comment is anodyne corporate boilerplate by ChatGPT itself is tres apropos.

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The last thing we need is our kids coming home from school and NOT being able to say I am home with their natural voice, kids these days hardly talk anyways busy with their smart phones and toys then we get this ChatGPT on top that.

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Good morning. What do you have to say about this: “ ChatGPT developer meets Kishida; eager to open office in Japan “

As an AI language model, I do not have the ability to access real-time news or information outside of my training data. However, in general, it is common for technology companies to expand their operations to new countries as a way to reach new markets and access new talent pools. If the developer of ChatGPT is meeting with Kishida and expressing eagerness to open an office in Japan, it may suggest that they see potential business opportunities and benefits to establishing a presence in that region. This could also potentially lead to collaborations and partnerships with Japanese companies and individuals.

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No need for an office. Just need a disk array and get AI to run it.

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What schools does is TEACH our children the arts of communicating by learning to speak and read the body language of each others early on. Kids need that human interaction so they can learn how to communicate, express their thoughts and feelings. With ChatGPT and other AI chatpots like it eliminates all that human interaction and kids miss out on these skills.

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I have been using chatGPT and impressed with the results.

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Kishida probably asked if it was available on a floppy disk.

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In Japan, the education ministry has been trying to formulate guidelines regarding the use of ChatGPT and other AI chatbots in schools as fears have been mounting over their effects on students' writing and thinking skills.

Wonder what they think they can do about it? Use a blanket ban, which simpler won’t work, or perhaps realize this is the last chance that they have to change and fully upgrade their whole approach to education in a Japan, before AI makes their whole racket irrelevant. Most likely they will do very little and watch the tsunami appear on the horizon, sigh and be swept away in it.

Chatting with a few high school teachers just as the new semester begins this week and I’m like, “hey, at least we have ChatGPT to help us out now with our class contents and ideas.”

They were like, “What’s ChatGPT? “

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“ In Japan, the education ministry has been trying to formulate guidelines regarding the use of ChatGPT and other AI chatbots in schools as fears have been mounting over their effects on students' writing and thinking skills. “

The use of AI chatbots like ChatGPT in education is a relatively new and rapidly evolving area, and it is understandable that concerns have been raised about their impact on students' writing and thinking skills. It is important for the education ministry to formulate clear guidelines on the use of such tools to ensure that they are used in a responsible and effective manner.

One potential concern with AI chatbots is that they may lead to a reduction in students' critical thinking and writing skills if they are used as a substitute for human interaction and feedback. However, if they are used in conjunction with other forms of instruction and feedback, they may offer unique benefits, such as personalized learning experiences and increased engagement.

Overall, the key is to strike a balance between leveraging the benefits of AI chatbots and ensuring that they do not have a negative impact on students' learning and development. It is important for the education ministry to consider the potential risks and benefits and to work with educators to develop guidelines that enable the responsible use of AI chatbots in schools.

Thank you.

You're welcome! If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to ask.

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Show Kishida the chatgpt response to questions like "What's a more efficient system than the Japanese Hanko?" or "Why does Japan insist on still using fax machines? What would be a good alternative?"

They'll quickly decide it's too soon to open offices for this technology. Until now, Japan's AI has been programmed for farming, spying on its citizens, and robot sex.

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voicing hope that AI chatbots will prevail in Japan further as models of them become more suitable for the nation's language and culture.

I wonder which very well-conpensated incompetents the LDP will put in charge of its AI strategy and which crony corps will be given subcontracts.

Inquiring minds want to know..

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Did he bring his inkan and fax machine?

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My hanko/inkan is always in my bag along with other essential items. I love my hanko, so cool. Every konbini has a fax machine to use.

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Good, as long as he fixes his biased bot.

Every single scholar I know is described by this thing as a "white supremacist".

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@Alfie Noakes

I think we could have asked the Magic 8 Ball and it would have answered your question with:

"All signs point to yes!".

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Discussed was how to use chatgpt to make sure the LDP wins the upcoming elections then they can have an office in Japan…..

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Sounds like ‘wash me but don’t make me wet’ pattern. If you don’t give it data then it can’t process data and give you the output you wish for. And of course also those potential privacy leaks happen before and after the AI processing. It’s not the AI that misuses any profiling created out of your input prompts or the output it created for you, no, those are hackers or third party interested institutions, not the AI. If you really have such fears, then switch it off and reset it every day at midnight. Then it’s newly clean like virgin and has no knowledge like a newborn baby. After reconnecting with the data pools and the models attached you have your clean restart and the AI systems have completely forgotten everything that was on the day before, but still have the same algorithmic strength as before.

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 After reconnecting with the data pools and the models attached you have your clean restart and the AI systems have completely forgotten everything that was on the day before

That's not how it works. Training an AI takes a lot of time, and consumes a lot of energy. Energy from nuclear power, or Russian oil?

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Since every Japanese company's marketing already uses the term AI for anything even slightly tech-related, it will be good to finally have some actual AI here.

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I am surprised nobody has observed that the reason a foreign corporation opens an office abroad is to have people in country to influence the decisions of the host nation's government for laws favorable to their business.

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At least Japan not only recognizes there is a problem but is taking it upon itself to study it and see what policy remedies might be available. In the US aside from cries of concern I see no similar effort.

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I heard on the news last night that a Diet member (probably from the LDP) suggested that AI could be used to answer questions to the prime minister and cabinet ministers during parliamentary deliberations.

Does this mean Japan can replace all the politicians with AI?

Wow!

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This is one of the most interesting developments in technology that we are seeing. I think that the chatbot is changing the game because you can see that there are some helpful data to help you write better or even code. That is quite helpful and I think that ChatGPT will only improve further too.

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