chatGPT may now give better computer advice than humans. Annoying problems, like how to install the latest version of R on an old version of Ubuntu, can be accurately solved by chatGPT. See the following:Me: chatGPT3.5
OK, that is astonishingly specific. The key is actually correct. I double
checked the key given by the official R website. The commands generated by
chatGPT are not a copy of the official R website. It synthesizes
information about the Ubuntu sources list (e.g.,
bionic-cran40) from elsewhere
on the internet and the key from here.
For now, we can query chatGPT like we do google. But eventually these generative AIs may be incorporated into package managers and operating systems. Their suggestions could be immediately run without human curation. They would learn how systems work by reading the documentation. Thus they would serve to propagate knowledge from docs to users. They will need to be critical of what they read, or they could be vulnerable to adversarial documentation exploits.