Israeli President Isaac Herzog stunned high-tech professionals on Wednesday when he revealed at a major cybersecurity conference in Tel Aviv that the beginning of his speech had been written by artificial intelligence software.
In a video greeting recorded for Cybertech Global Tel Aviv 2023, Mr Herzog said: “I am really proud to be President of a country with such a vibrant and innovative high-tech industry.
“Israel has been at the forefront of technological advancement over the past few decades, and our achievements in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data are truly impressive.
“From the development of cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies to the establishment of successful startups, Israeli high-tech companies have made a significant impact on the global stage.”
The Israeli president then revealed to a stunned crowd of thousands of high-tech entrepreneurs in Tel Aviv that the opening statement had been written by a “special helper”: OpenAI’s ChatGPT The artificial intelligence robots that are popular all over the world are already shaking up various industries.
With Israel’s growing reputation as a cybersecurity and high-tech superpower, and the Mediterranean city of Tel Aviv known as a global tech hub, home to a disproportionate number of start-ups and unicorns—therefore, Israel’s president is also a first-world leader. It’s no surprise that leaders, when they can be identified, admit to using AI to help write speeches.
Mr Herzog’s speech is understood to have been recorded two days before Democratic Congressman US Rep. Jake Auchincloss read two speeches in the House of Representatives generated by a ChatGPT AI bot – which was in The United States Congress is the first time.
The rapid introduction of AI has reignited global concerns about robots taking jobs, but Isaac Herzog, Israel’s president from July 2021, stressed in a speech that AI will not replace humans anytime soon .
“A line of code will never replace a DNA sequence; hardware and software will never replace a human product,” said Herzog, urging Cybertech Global Tel Aviv 2023’s estimated nearly 20,000 attendees to be a part of this “great new era.” The ultimate challenge of Discovery is to “turn our eyes toward the horizon, but also our fellow human beings. “
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Politicians often like to end their speeches with inspirational quotes, and President Herzog is no exception — he revealed that he asked the ChatGPT bot to come up with his own “inspirational quote,” which the Israeli presidency confirmed was the prompt generated to write one. “Inspirational quotes about the role of humanity in a world of superhuman technology”.
“Let us not forget that it is our humanity that makes us truly unique,” President Herzog said at a web conference in Tel Aviv.
“It is not machines that determine our destiny, but our hearts, minds and determination to create a better tomorrow for all humanity.”