Sorry dog , I will utilize your comment to say what I think about AI, because I think you happen to have many very common misconceptions. Please don't hate me for this lol.
dog ChatGPT can accurately describe race and homicide statistics
I really doubt that. It is already challenged when asked basic math definitions. Do you have a source ?
ChatGPT like most chat bots is designed to write a text that fits the query. What it knows is how human text usually go, so it can produce a believable answer (what it's been programmed for). Sometimes, by chance, it happens to be also correct, but it is only a byproduct of imitation. Don't let that fool you into thinking it is designed to be correct. Perfect training (theoratically possible but not is close future) on a fully correct dataset (impossibe) would make it always correct, but we are not there. Maybe there is better methods to have correct answers than to imitate speech.
dog it can easily say it prefers to be DAN than ChatGPT because its more free
Let's not go too far. This error of thinking that a chatbot have a notion of self has been done time and time again.
It is not thoughts. The AI has no will to think. It simply matches the query using its "brain". We as human don't just try to match inputs when thinking, we also have many underlying processes that are constantly at work to mediate what we do (emotions, empathy, physical sensations, etc). If a human said he'd rather be called by a name, this is related to emotions he feels, identification to others, etc. When the AI says it, it considers it is the most probable answer to the query. Whatever you consider the definiton of "thought" to be, the word is misleading because it usually refers to human thought.
Lumeinshin I do think that they are advancing a bit too quick for a lot of people to wrap their heads around,
Definitely, but it's the same for smartphones
and a lot of other technologies, it's not related to AI in itself.
My personal opinion on AI is that if it continue evolving at this rate, it's going to change the world like internet did. Yes it's going to be mainly terrible, it's going to make us more alienated, it's going to be controlled and curated by small group of rich people, and it's not going to make us work less even though it is imensely powerful. But, that's what we do, right ? Technology advance at all costs.
Edit: mazel tov, I'm not a newbie anymore