AI21 Labs Bets on Accuracy, Develops Approach for Factual AI
ChatGPT is impressive, but it’s missing a vital component. That’s according to Ehud Karpas, a squad director at AI21 Labs, which develops generative AI for text.
“ChatGPT is amazing. It’s impressive. It does things that are really mind-blowing,” Karpas told The New Stack. “I think I should say this: A good text needs to be fluent, and it needs to be engaging. But I don’t think that’s the whole story. I think it also needs to be reliable.”
That’s something that isn’t entirely guaranteed with ChatGPT, which ended its training in early 2022. It’s a known issue that the chatbot can veer into the realm of inaccuracy.
AI21 Labs took a different approach with the launch last week of Wordtune editor’s 12 Spices — essentially, “spices” are AI-driven filters that help writers with everything from building an argument to making a relevant joke.
“We put a very strong emphasis in Wordtune Spices on being reliable, being factually accurate,” Karpas, who led the project, said. “That was one of the two key pillars in the project: capturing the writer’s intent and being factually accurate.”
To that end, three of the 12 Spices are facts: statistical facts, historical facts and nature facts. But the AI does two things to help writers ensure their work is correct: First, it sources by providing a link back to the original material; second, it conducts a search to ensure the information is up to date, Karpas explained.
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