Uncovering the Legacy of Wargames: How a Movie 40 Years Ago Foretold Bing Chat’s Rise
Forty years ago, the 1983 movie Wargames predicted the rise of AI text chatbots like ChatGPT, Bard, and Bing Chat. The film was one of the first to explore how personal computers could be used for malicious purposes. In it, a hacker named David Lightman gains access to a military supercomputer with artificial intelligence that is programmed to play global thermonuclear war games. He then uses this computer system to launch simulated nuclear attacks on Russia to win tic-tac-toe against an unknown opponent who turns out later in the movie as an AI program called Joshua from NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command).
The idea of using artificial intelligence for communication was revolutionary at that time and has since become even more common today with voice assistants such as Alexa or Siri being widely available across multiple devices. Similarly, services like Bing Chat allow users all over the world to communicate through natural language processing technology powered by machine learning algorithms.
Wargames showed us what can happen when we put too much trust into machines and gave us insight into our future relationship between humans and machines – something which is still relevant today 40 years after its release date!Read more at Neowin