Cambridge’s Word Of The Year : Hallucinate
The word of the year, ‘hallucinate’, chosen by the Cambridge Dictionary, sheds light on the complexities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its potential dangers.
- The original definition of “hallucinate” is to seem to sense something that doesn’t exist, usually because of a health condition or drugs.
- Cambridge Dictionary’s expanded definition of “hallucinate” includes the production of false information by AI.
- The intelligentization of AI poses real dangers, particularly in politics and public life, where disinformation and misinformation can have far-reaching consequences.
- The expanding reach of Open AI and its tools like Chat GPT, Google Bard, and Microsoft’s Copilot have been widely discussed throughout the year.