By Guillaume Grallet
Pattie Maes is a professor in the media arts and sciences program at MIT Media Lab in Cambridge near Boston. As a teacher at the Neurobiological Engineering Center , she is interested in how brain-computer interfaces improve memory, attention, learning, decision-making, and sleep. An exciting sector, as advances in brain imaging help us learn more about artificial intelligence. We asked the woman who leads the Fluid Interfaces research group in the Media Lab at MIT what she thinks of GPT-4, the latest language model from Open AI, the California-based company that developed ChatGPT .
Among other feats, this Swiss army knife allows you to code a replica of the Pong video game in 60 seconds, to write a lawyer's pleading, or even to give sommelier and investment advice. The program would even be able to beat 90% of lawyers in the test to become a lawyer. What is the reaction of the researcher who holds a doctorate in artificial intelligence from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium to these puzzling advances? “I think it would be more useful to build systems to help people become smarter than to try to build machines that can match us, surpass us and replace us."