AI is Changing the World

On November 30, 2022, technology company Open AI released a new AI chatbot software called ChatGPT. Within five days, interest in the software increased to one million users. In comparison, it usually takes about two months to gain this many users.  ChatGPT is a pre-trained generative chat, which makes use of Natural Language Processing. The source of its data is found in textbooks, websites, and various articles, which it uses to model its own language for responding to human interaction. ChatGPT uses the data collected and learns to predict what to write when a person asks a question. OpenAI also changed some of the programs, making the user feel like they are communicating with a human being.                                         

Chat GPT is used for generating responses like those which humans would provide;  therefore, it is suitable for chatbots, AI system conversations, and virtual assistants. However, it can also give natural answers to questions in a conversational tone and can generate stories, poems, etc. Moreover, it can: write code, write an article or blog post, translate, debug, write a story/poem, recommend chords and lyrics.To make the AI carry out one of these demands, all you need to do is type the command into the chatbot. This program has almost no limits to  what it can be of assistance for people in their daily  lives. Most importantly,  this Artificial Intelligence software  might just be the beginning of a new generation of technology. 

Even though there are many usages and benefits for people who use ChatGPT, there are some issues which still need to be addressed. According to  Riodan Karim, a professor at Monash University, “the use of ChatGPT raises legal and ethical issues related to copyright, privacy, misuse, bias, and transparency.” Furthermore, some students have been caught using ChatGPT to  plagiarize schoolwork, even at the college level. Furman University assistant philosophy professor Darren Hick recently spoke about catching a student who used AI to write an essay and not only was the submission flagged for AI usage but he noted that the essay read like it was written by a “very smart 12th-grader” or someone learning to write who hasn’t developed their own style”. 

In conclusion, while ChatGPT can be a helpful tool and potentially be the outset for a technological revolution, however, it still has some unresolved issues that remain unaddressed. Schools need to revise their plagiarism policy to reflect use of AI. They need to teach students how to use AI so that they are not plagiarizing so that students understand the importance of doing the work themselves in order to advance their learning.

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