New: AI and Large Language Models - Explained by Common Craft

When a human asks artificial intelligence (AI) how to slice bread, the response sounds human, as if the AI knows about bread and knives. But does AI actually know anything? Can we trust the information it provides?

This succinct video explores how AI uses a large language model to generate original responses that sound human. It teaches:

  • How AI gathers the data it needs to generate accurate responses
  • What kinds of media snapshots are collected by AI
  • How AI can assemble human-sounding responses
  • Why humans should be diligent about evaluating and editing AI response

Watch it in full (2m 35s)

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