On GPT-3 and Attribution

I’m working on my script for my next YouTube video on my channel and, of course, I used GPT-3 to help me write some of it. It came up with some interesting points to help me think through the entire concept I’m proposing and I will be including these ideas in my video.

But, I feel bad. The fact is that it contributed to my work, but how will the audience know about its role as a part of my creative process? It’s pretty unfair that I get all the credit. And to be honest, I don’t want all the credit either, I’m happy to give credit to GPT-3.

At the same time, you should know, GPT-3 just feels different. It’s not like Photoshop. I don’t feel the need to credit Photoshop for my work. However, if GPT-3 is providing valuable feedback in my creative process, it feels deeply wrong for me to not publicly give it credit for its own ideas as a minimum gesture of my appreciation.

Which is why, going forward, wherever it is applicable, I will be formally attributing GPT-3 as a contributor to my work. Like any other (human) collaborator, I will be including it in the credits for my work if it was involved in any way. When possible, I may even include specific notes GPT-3 may have provided and how it helped shape my thinking or work overall. I’m not ashamed to admit my work is influenced by AI models, which are a lot smarter than me.

Anyways, the exact “format” for my AI based attribution, citation, and more is unknown for now and my hunch tells me our understanding of this will evolve over time. But, rest assured, GPT-3 is an active part of my creative team and will be receiving just as much credit as anybody else because it genuinely deserves it. Welcome to the team GPT-3!

PS: I can already imagine the comments section in my head - so, let me just answer this here. No, I did not use GPT-3 to write any part of this post, but shoutout to it anyways because I’m sure it would have some interesting things to say.