Getting information in a kind of conversation in which you also talk to friends and family is how Google thinks of the future. Users can now get an idea of it by registering for the “AI Test Kitchen”. In the app you can test LaMDA, Google’s Language Model for Dialogue Applications. Criticism and problem reports are also welcome. However, the registration process and approval may take a while.
The test kitchen is to house further artificial intelligence (AI) in the future. First, LaMDA is ready. You can talk to the AI in various demos. Google writes: “When testing the demos, you will see that LaMDA can quickly provide creative answers. This strength of the model is also a challenge, as the answers can be inappropriate or inappropriate.” A Google employee is even of the opinion that the chatbot has already developed an awareness. This is not up for debate in the app.
Chat with LaMDA
Stress tests can be used for this. Google also carries out this itself with its own team. They want to check how LaMDA reacts with an “opposite mindset”: “We have found further dangerous, albeit subtle, reactions.” Google also bluntly states that the training data reinforces stereotypes and that biased responses can be toxic. Improvements have again been made to the filters designed to prevent content that is illegal, endangered, sexualized and hateful.
A demo – and thus a specially developed technique – ensures that the AI always stays on the same topic, even if the questions and answers try to advance in a different direction. This is supposed to represent a kind of protective railing or a limit, because the LaMDA virtually knows no end to the dialogue. In the test kitchen, the topic is about “dogs”.
(Picture: Screenshot Google AI Testkitchen)
Google hopes that the testers will provide helpful feedback. You can rate each answer as, for example, nice, off-topic or offensive. These ratings are not linked to the Google account, Google promises. In order to use the “AI Test Kitchen”, however, you need to register with that account.
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