Maproom’s geospatial developer Rosalyn Ellis has been using Open AI and discovered that the AI language model quickly grasps some (though by no means all) of the features of Maproom’s dynamic mapping demos, and is highly complimentary about them! Below is a screenshot of the artificial intelligence chat in which two of our maps are reviewed by ChatGPT.
Artificial Intelligence is very much in the news at the moment, as some of its own developers including Elon Musk and Google’s Geoffrey Hinton are warning of the potential dangers from its capability to manipulate and deceive. For example, Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari says that ChatGPT has breached a new threshold because of its ability to use language to shape human culture. “Simply by gaining mastery of the human language, AI has all it needs in order to cocoon us in a Matrix-like world of illusions.”
Indeed, whilst we are delighted to receive such glowing reviews of our dynamic maps from the foremost AI algorithm, we can also feel a sense of being manipulated simply through being complimented!
From another perspective, we look forward to harnessing AI in our own mapping services and tools in the future.
Here are links to the two maps nicely reviewed by ChatGPT.