Experimenting With GPT-3 Felt Like Witnessing a Technological Revolution

OnJuly 3, 1896, the Lumiére brothers embarked on one of the most remarkable demo series of all time. After creating one of the world’s first films — a 50-second clip of a train arriving at La Ciotat Station in Southern France — they toured the world, projecting their new creation for audiences who had never seen a film before. As the train approached the camera, many people reportedly (and perhaps apocryphally) leaped out of their chairs and dove to the floor. They thought the train would come out of the screen and crush them.

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