Worried about ChatGPT? Don’t Be.

Here’s what to do.

Over the last week or so, the teaching nodes on my social media platforms have included more and more buzz about Assistant, the “machine learning system trained by OpenAI,” as it describes itself. It is designed to generate “human-like text based on the input provided.” Basically, given a thesis or a prompt, it can produce a rudimentary essay, complete with transitions, supporting details, and impeccable grammar.

Cover art for The Murderbot Diaries. Author, Martha Wells. Artist, Tommy Arnold.

Just don’t ask it for its opinion – or worse, its feelings.

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