[ExI] did gpt4 get dumber?
jasonresch at gmail.com
Fri Jul 21 16:48:05 UTC 2023
You're not the only one who thinks so:
On Fri, Jul 21, 2023, 8:49 AM <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
> It felt like GPT got dumber while I was away. Gordon suggested that I got
> smarter, but I don’t think that is the case. Chess players know that
> phenomenon well: humans definitely did get better during the era of chess
> software development, as we found out if we have old computer software:
> what once beat us we can now trounce.
> But… I was mostly away from all internet for about four weeks while on the
> road, and there has been minimal GPT use for the two weeks since I returned
> because of circumstances. So I didn’t get smarter since the first week of
> June, I got dumber.
> But GPT seems to have gotten dumber still, and I have a possible
> explanation. OpenAI is selling subscriptions like crazy. We can safely
> assume they are not adding processors as fast as they are adding
> subscribers, so it would be reasonable to assume they need to spend less
> computing cycles per response, which would make it feel dumber than before.
> GPT hipsters, does that sound about right?
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