What happened? In a huge leap for AI technology, OpenAI's latest AI has learned to play Minecraft by watching 40,000 hours of YouTube. The company's video pre-training (VPT) algorithm allows its AI to learn through viewing. This is a major departure from previous attempts at creating Minecraft algorithms, which played in a different environment and used the equivalent of mouse and keyboard actions. With a little tweaking, the AI was eventually able to develop its own products and learn how to build a diamond pickaxe - a skill that would be incredibly useful in the game!
Why is this important? By merely viewing a video, the algorithm learns how it works and evolves to the point that it no longer needs to be programmed. Imagine if this type of learning technique can be used to automate boring routine activities like cooking supper, cleaning your home, factory labor, and delivering mail. It's not a far-fetched idea - in fact, it's already happening. As AI technology advances, we will see more and more examples of how automation is changing the way we live and work. It's possible that many hard skills will soon be capable of being filmed, digitized, and automated. How safe is your job?
What can you do? While it's fascinating to watch AI technology development, it's also important to stay human. In a world where machines can increasingly do things better than us, it's more important than ever to focus on the things that make us unique: our creativity, our emotional intelligence, and our capacity for empathy. These are the qualities that will help us stand out from the machines and remain relevant in a future dominated by automation.
So there you have it! The next time you're mindlessly watching a video on YouTube, remember that you could be helping to train the next generation of AI - who knows, you might even be teaching it how to build a diamond pickaxe! Stay human, my friends.
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Author: Christian Kromme
First Appeared On: Disruptive Inspiration Daily
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