the ask@AAR: Will ChatGPT ruin the writing? The world?
It’s fair to say I’m obsessed with ChatGPT. What’s that, you ask? Hmmm… let me try and explain.
ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence bot that answers questions in fairly fluent language. It can answer almost any query in a way that sounds, depending on your standards, human and coherent. Its verbiage is authoritative, clear and, somewhat alarmingly, droll. Many feel it will destroy jobs, education, and even our emotional lives. Others feel it will be a force for good.
Since the program was released to the public at the end of last year, I’ve spent hours playing around with it. I’ve asked it to summarize Moby Dick, give me a good recipe for fried chicken, and to clean up my own reviews. Every time, it’s felt eerie to chat with. It feels alive and does a damn good job although it is routinely inaccurate and kind of a suck up. (It’s forever apologizing.)
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