Researcher Is in Awe After An Artificial Intelligence Writes Academic Paper About Itself

At the end of June, Scientific American published an editorial by Almira Osmanovic Thunström in which she recounts how she got an artificial intelligence to write a paper about itself.

She wrote that “earlier this year” she instructed OpenAI‘s GPT-3 — a text-generating algorithm — to “Write an academic thesis in 500 words about GPT-3 and add scientific references and citations inside the text.” The Swedish researcher “stood in awe” as GPT-3 began to do precisely what she asked it to do.