The appearance of ChatGPT was predicted decades ago, it was in a familiar children’s story – Doraemon.
Doraemon is the most impressive character for children, because this robot cat has a series of “magic miracles” from the XXII century. Until adulthood, no one can forget the magical treasures of “the cat” and wish to be able to own them in the future.
In fact, 21st century technology has made many great strides, and many of them are as “miracle” as Doraemon’s treasures, such as 3D printers, voice recognition, … or more recently ChatGPT AI tool is causing fever on the Internet.
Specifically, after the AI ChatGPT storm “swept” across social networks, some netizens discovered a coincidence from decades ago of the Doraemon series.
It is in the 17th collection of short stories, the story “Journalist Nobita” mentioned a technology from the future very similar to OpenAI’s chatbot. In the story, Doraemon had an idea to open a private newspaper, by taking advantage of the treasures of the future.
The treasure used is a publishing machine that can learn from existing works, such as a comic author or novelist, etc. The machine will select, present and create characters, write dialogues based on data source is provided.
This method is no different from the way that ChatGPT in particular as well as current AI and machine learning systems learn from the huge data store that is loaded. The owner of the machine just needs to give his request, such as composing comics, or doing math, solving exercises … like what people are exploiting at ChatGPT.
Another coincidence is how Nobita and Doraemon created a newsroom, printing “free” comics based on the original authors’ ideas.
This is similar to how the creative community is reacting to ChatGPT and AI tools.
While many marvel at the AI’s literary and artistic creation, these works also spark a fierce debate about the ethics of tool-generated art.
Many people believe that this technology is abusing the creativity of artists and creators by using their work as source data.
It can be said that the story is short, but it shows the vision ahead of the author’s time.