AI technology has been developing rapidly, and undoubtedly information will change. We will attempt to keep this guide updated as the situation develops, but if you spot out-of-date information, please let us know by emailing Jennifer Lau-Bond, Coordinator of Library Instruction.
ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence tool that generates text based on given prompts.
Let's find out how ChatGPT explains itself! We used the ChatGPT tool on January 26, 2023 and input the following prompts.
Prompt: What is ChatGPT?
"ChatGPT is a conversational language model developed by OpenAI. It is based on the GPT (Generative Pre-training Transformer) architecture and was trained on a large dataset of conversational data. It can generate human-like text in response to prompts, and can be used for a variety of tasks such as chatbots, language translation, and text summarization."
Prompt: What can you do?
"As a language model, I can generate human-like text in response to prompts. Here are a few examples of tasks I can perform:
Text completion: I can continue a given text passage or complete a given sentence or phrase.
Text generation: I can generate new text passages based on a given prompt or topic.
Chatbot: I can be used to build conversational agents that can have a human-like text based conversation with users.
Language Translation: I can translate text from one language to another.
Summarization: I can summarize a given long text.
Answering questions: I can answer questions based on a given context
I can be used in various other NLP tasks like Text classification, Sentiment analysis, Named Entity Recognition and so on."
The following links provide a more in-depth introduction to ChatGPT.
The following is a video recorded on 2/2/23 between Mike Vanlandingham (Student Conduct), Jennifer Lau-Bond (Library), Dr. Michael Horton (Philosophy), and Dr. Pearl Ratunil (English). The conversation, recorded for Dr. Ratunil's ENG 102 students, prompts students to consider the issue of ChatGPT from various practical and ethical perspectives.
Feel free to share this video with students.