François Chollet @fchollet Deep learning @google. Creator of Keras, neural networks library. Author of 'Deep Learning with Python'. Opinions are my own. Nov. 26, 2019 1 min read

There is no qualitative difference between "interviewing" a language model by using it to generate lots of answers then selecting those you like, & the TV "interviews" of Sophia the Robot.

In both cases we're looking at a puppet, and projecting human intentions & emotions on it.

It's entertainment. It is to AI research what a David Copperfield show in Vegas is to experimental physics.

It's fun, but don't portray it as science.

If you're a research lab, you probably don't want to be known for prestidigitation tricks being passed of as breakthroughs in media written for the scientifically illiterate. Honestly, it's just sad, I can't even understand the logic behind it

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