At some point, large language models will generate answers that are better than human answers.
- There seems to be consensus that GPT-3 and ChatGPT (GPT-3.5) are not good enough for that
- But it will happen,
- or it already happened with GPT-4
- or with one of many similar large language models
- or with large language models fine tuned for specific topics
Independent of when it happens:
What are the pros and cons of making an AI basically a normal user of Stack Exchange, with equal rights?
I ask the question now because it is no longer clear whether we already reached the threshold with GPT-4. It is better than humans in many professional and academic exams. I am sure many questions on Stack Exchange are much easier to answer than serious human exam questions. So it is not far fetched that the transition from "any time soon" to "it happened" already passed.
It would not be surprising at all, because the development is exponential, and GPT-3 and ChatGPT were already irritatingly good. There is no technical reason to expect that AI will develop from "almost human" over "as good as human" to "better than human".