I am not a robot.
ChatGPT is not writing this piece.
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and billionaire Bill Gates are in a frenzy over Artificial Intelligence, claiming it's as revolutionary as the printing press, the Internet and the steam engine.
The new Microsoft GPT-4 bot developed by OpenAI can whip out sonnets and abecedarian verse within seconds, according to Friedman's column this week.
Along with composing poems in which each line begins with a different letter of the alphabet, GPT-4 can almost instantaneously do translations in different languages, Friedman marveled.
I'm sure GPT-4 will soon be turning out Tom Friedman columns indistinguishable from the real thing.
Gates in his blog says AI will free humans from mundane tasks and allow us "to do things that software never will - teaching, caring for patients and supporting the elderly," according to the Wall Street Journal.
Why Artificial Intelligence can't teach and care for patients was not explained.
Against corporate opposition, office workers are using OpenAI's ChatGPT to write emails, memos and messages, according to a Wall Street Journal article. The workers say it improves productivity.
Or Artificial Intelligence could be nothing more than Quiet Quitting, last year's trend.
Perhaps Friedman and Gates are right, and AI will bring bring a new golden era of human development.
I remain skeptical, and plan to ignore Artificial Intelligence as much as possible, hoping it'll be destroyed all together.
Best wishes to Generation Z as they welcome the new age, but I'm too old for a little AI buddy.
For me, Shakespeare's sonnets will never by supplanted by something called GPT-4.