Let’s Chat About ChatGPT
By now, you’ve probably heard some chat around the water cooler, or around the dinner table, or just in casual conversations about ChatGPT.
The way I heard it was from someone I met at a party who is doing his PhD and currently working as a TA grading papers for his 70+ students. He said due to the large class size, he doesn’t know the students and their writing styles well, so he’s grading them solely on the paper’s insightfulness, creativity and how the students address, understands and provides solutions for underlying issues….as how every paper should be graded.
The problem is that he predicts around 30% of the papers turned in are written by AI. And the bigger problem is that he cannot tell which is written by AI and which is written by the student. It’s just not possible to tell anymore.
Crazy, right? Let’s step back for a minute and start from the very beginning. What is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is an advanced language model developed by OpenAI, which is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that can have conversations with users. It uses deep learning techniques and is trained on a large amount of text data from the internet. Just like talking to a friend, you can input questions or prompts, and ChatGPT generates responses in real-time. It’s often used in applications like chatbots, virtual assistants, and customer service agents. ChatGPT can provide helpful and contextually relevant answers, making it a powerful tool for interactive conversations and communication tasks.
See that paragraph I just wrote about ChatGPT? I didn’t write it. Hahaha. I asked ChatGPT to write it for me. In fact, when I asked ChatGPT to tell me about ChatGPT, it gave me 7 detailed paragraphs. That was way too long, so I told ChatGPT to condense it to 1 paragraph and that was the end result. Oh, and I also told it to answer it like I was in 8th grade because the initial result got too technical. Not bad right? PLUS one more thing I haven’t tried yet, but if you have a certain style of writing, I heard you can actually train it to start sounding like you.
I’m not gonna lie, this new technology I am learning about got me a bit excited, a lot curious and even somewhat concerned. How will it reshape the digital marketing world? How will it reshape content creation? How will it reshape our jobs or businesses? How will it reshape our day-to-day tasks? How will it reshape society? I have so many questions.
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI even warned that the technology comes with real dangers as well. He said “We’ve got to be careful here, I think people should be happy that we are a little bit scared of this, but despite the dangers, it could also be the greatest technology humanity has yet developed.”
But here’s the thing: I just asked ChatGPT if they are taking over humans and it assured me that AI technology can create amazing opportunities, enhance productivity and free up humans to do more complex and creative tasks that require critical thinking. Oh good. I am relieved.
I would love to dive deeper into ChatGPT and discuss more on how we can use this technology to be used as a valuable tool for us. Let’s discuss more on what it can do to help save us time, effort, in streamlining our tasks and providing convenience in our personal and professional life.