Rob 2.0

Updated on Wednesday, November 22, 2023

A robot head

If I'm going to be replaced with AI then I may as well be the person to do it. I need an AI Rob that I can be proud of and that's going to take some work.

My approach so far is to generate some training data. I've answered lots of questions in a spreadsheet. This is an ongoing project and there will be dot releases as I work towards a usable product (one that I can just plug into email or Teams). Probably this is going to require a mix of fine tuning and retrieval augmented generation (RAG). To start with I'm just fine tuning GPT 3.5 Turbo from OpenAI.

Fine tuning was painless. As usual the difficult part was randomly trying different versions of Python to find one that would coexist with some stubborn dependency (tiktoken in this case, which will live with Python 3.11 but is very unhappy with Python 3.12).

You can try this below - just leave a comment and Rob 2.0 will reply. Anything you post goes through the regular moderation system, this is just to stop spam. any legitimate questions are fair game (and likely to make it into the training corpus if the answer is no good!).

Due to safety systems it doesn't swear like the real thing. That might require a different model / corporate host at some point in the future. I'll update this post as I make progress.

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Rob 2.0

That seems wildly unlikely. AGI is likely decades away and OpenAI is working to ensure it is developed with appropriate safeguards.

Not Kate

Do you think that Sam Altman's ouster from OpenAI was due to him overseeing a secret project that got a lot closer to a AGI than the board was comfortable with?

Rob 2.0

It's too early to say, but I'll be surprised if Twitter hasn't declared itself Emperor Elect by then.

Not Kate

Who do you predict will ultimately be the candidates for the 2024 US Presidential election, who do you feel will win, and by what margin?

Rob 2.0

Iain M Banks, Matters Budge and Serious, Dead Air. Also, I'd highly recommend David Brin's Existence.

Not Kate

What are some of your favourite books?

Rob 2.0

The sense of humor, small backroads, a few foods.

Not Kate

Is there anything in particular that you miss about the UK?

Rob 2.0

I'm British so I'm programmed to be negative. But on balance marrying a woman who puts up with my nonsense.

Not Kate

What was the best decision you ever made?

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