New Delhi: Generative AI has become the talk of the town since the launch of the viral chatbot ‘ChatGPT’ by OpenAI. ChatGPT has attracted attention for its advanced conversational capabilities, text generation, and ability to handle follow-up questions.
What is Generative AI?
Generative AI is a subset of artificial intelligence that can generate new content in various formats such as text, audio, video, images and code using existing datasets. It leverages machine learning and neural networks to generate content beyond what is available in the dataset using creativity and pattern recognition.
To differentiate between AI and Generative AI, it is important to understand that Artificial Intelligence is a broad discipline, while Generative AI is a specific aspect within it. Generative AI has the potential to revolutionize content production, internet usage, the learning process, and human interaction.
Use of Generative AI
Generative AI finds many applications because of its ability to generate content in a variety of formats. For example,
Text Content – There are a surprising number of tools available in the market that can produce text-form content within seconds when prompted. ChatGPT, which is a text-form model, came into news after its launch as it can produce text content within seconds, answer vague queries of users and conduct conversations. Google Bard is another example of a language model.
Image content – There are some tools that can analyze images and generate new ones. Midjouney and Dall-E are popular image generation tools with the ability to produce stunning, highly realistic images given the prompt within minutes. Social media has been flooded with AI-generated images since the beginning of this year.
Video – Some tools are so helpful that they can convert images and text into videos. The prompt for the video can be one sentence to an entire paragraph.
Concerns of Generative AI
However, concerns have been expressed regarding generative AI. Like any technology, it can have negative effects if misused. Experts call for global guidelines to ensure responsible use of generative AI to prevent disruptions and potential risks. There have been cases where AI-generated fake images have caused havoc or spread misinformation on social media. The sophistication of technology blurs the lines between real and fake content.
Generative AI is expected to be a significant development in human history. It has the potential to reshape our world, disrupt the way we live and work, and open up new possibilities that were previously unimaginable.