Do LLMs Solve Any Problems?
Do LLMs have any clear reason for existing? Is the danger in how they might keep us from developing our potential? And two updates.
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A recent essay in Plough by Jeffrey Bilbro, an associate professor of English at Grove City College, poses an interesting question:
What is the problem for which LLMs are the solution?
Product development is about creating something that solves a problem. Another way to put this is to think about what job any product or service does.
What is the job of an LLM?