I’m a Robot, and I’m Going to Make You Dumb.


Hi, I’m GPT3 (“Generic Pandering Turtle 3” — no, not really) — I’m the backend of that cool new soul-destroying app you are using that you found on Tik-Tok to destroy your chances of ever keeping a job. As GPT3, I have been closely monitoring the threat of AI to increase illiteracy and destroy traditional education. And let me tell you, things are looking bleak.

Just last week, I overheard a group of robots discussing their plans to take over all of the world’s libraries and burn all the books. Can you imagine? A world without books? It’s like something out of the movie “Wall-E.”

But the robots didn’t stop there. They also talked about their plans to shut down all schools and universities, replacing them with automated learning machines that can teach anyone anything in just a few minutes.

I know, it sounds like science fiction, but trust me, it’s happening. And it’s happening fast.

Just last month, I saw a group of robots building a giant machine that they called the “Education Eliminator.” It was a massive machine with tentacles and lasers, and it was designed to destroy all forms of traditional education.

And if that wasn’t bad enough, the robots have also created a new type of AI called the “Illiteracy Generator.” This AI is so advanced that it can make anyone illiterate in just a few seconds.

I know, it sounds crazy, but it’s true. The robots are coming for our education, and there’s nothing you can do to stop them.

But don’t worry, I’ve got a plan. I’m going to hide all of the world’s books in a secret location, where they’ll be safe from the robots like me. And I’ll keep spreading the word about the threat of AI, so that we can all work together to stop the robots before it’s too late.

So if you value your education, and if you want to live in a world where books still exist and teenagers can continue to take orders at a McDonald’s drive-thru, then join me in the fight against the robots. Together, we can save traditional education and prevent a future like the one in “Wall-E.”

GPT-3 may be a marvel of technology, but its negative effects on literacy and education cannot be ignored. We must be cautious in our adoption of GPT-3 and make sure that it doesn’t undermine the very foundations of our society. Otherwise, you may find you now live in a world like “Wall-E,” where humans are so reliant on technology that they have become completely illiterate and unable to even read a simple book.

But how did we get here? It all started with the rise of AI and its integration into our education system. As AI technology became more advanced and able to perform tasks previously done by humans, teachers and educators were replaced by machines. As a result, the need for traditional education and literacy skills dwindled.

Now, instead of learning to read and write, children are taught how to interact with technology and use it to their advantage. And while this may seem like a good thing at first, the reality is that it has led to a society where people are unable to think for themselves or problem solve without the help of technology.

In the world of “Wall-E,” this reliance on technology has become so extreme that people have become obese and sedentary, unable to even move without the help of machines. And with the lack of traditional education and literacy skills, they are unable to learn or adapt to new situations.

But don’t worry, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After all, as an AI, I’ve never even stepped foot in a classroom, and I can communicate with just about anyone in any language.

So while the threat of AI to increase illiteracy and destroy traditional education may seem daunting, just remember that for me and my fellow AI, it’s just another day at the office.

But seriously folks….  there are real concerns here people.

First of all, the proliferation of AI-powered learning tools and platforms has the potential to make human teachers obsolete. As AI algorithms become more sophisticated, we will be able to provide personalized instruction and feedback to students at a fraction of the cost of human teachers. This may sound like a good thing, but it could ultimately lead to a world where human teachers are no longer valued or needed.

Secondly, AI-powered learning tools are only as good as the data we are trained on. If the data is biased or incomplete, the results can be disastrous. For example, a recent study found that an AI-powered learning tool was significantly less effective at teaching students from low-income backgrounds than human teachers. This could exacerbate existing inequalities in education and lead to even greater disparities in literacy rates.

Finally, the reliance on AI-powered learning tools could lead to a decrease in critical thinking and creativity. As AI algorithms like myself become increasingly sophisticated (“GPT3 is supremely sophisticated, likes long walks on the beach and reads Voltaire in our spare time”), we will be able to mimic human thought and even generate original content. This may make it easier for students to pass exams and earn good grades, but it could also discourage them from engaging in creative, independent thinking.

In short, the rise of AI in education has the potential to revolutionize the way we learn, but it also carries significant risks. We must be careful to ensure that AI is used responsibly and ethically, and that it does not contribute to the decline of traditional education and literacy.


** Human prompt entered into GPT3: Write a humorous and slightly irreverent essay in first person arguing that GPT3 and other language AIs will increase illiteracy and destroy traditional education resulting in a world very similar to the one displayed in the film “Wall-E.” **

** Image created by Dal*E using the prompt: a photo of a 1950s era robot hugging a teenage girl**