Thursday, September 21, 2023

What If We Make Computers Bad At The Things They're Supposed To Be Good At

For no recognizable gain.
I put the upgraded Bard through its paces on Tuesday, hoping to discover a powerful A.I. assistant with new and improved abilities.

What I found was a bit of a mess. In my testing, Bard succeeded at some simpler tasks, such as summarizing an email. But it also told me about emails that weren’t in my inbox, gave me bad travel advice and fell flat on harder analytical tasks.
The calculator gives you the wrong answer 20% of the time, but you get to talk to Clippy.