Opinion: Artificial Intelligence Technology is Revolutionary, Concerning

Opinion: Artificial Intelligence Technology is Revolutionary, Concerning

Traegan Soto, Writer

The world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly evolving, and one of the most exciting developments is the emergence of ChatGPT.

ChatGPT or Generative Pre-Trained Transformer, is a type of natural language processing (NLP) technology that enables machines to generate human-like conversations. This technology has the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with machines, and it is already being used in a variety of applications. In this article we will explore the potential of ChatGPT.

Every rose has its thorns, and that is especially true with ChatGPT. Although it is a revolutionary and very fun piece of technology, it is capable of eventually putting many people out of jobs. Journalists may suffer this consequence. Believe it or not, the entire introductory paragraph you just read was entirely written by ChatGPT, after being given the prompt to write an introduction to a news article about itself. ChatGPT generated content is in italics. 

ChatGPT is also able to write in other formats, such as songs, scripts, and even essays. All of this can be done with just the click of a mouse. But that raises the question, should we be worried?

Many people believe that ChatGPT is no cause for concern due to the fact that it is moderated. This means you can’t just type whatever you want, and certain topics won’t generate any writing. For example, ChatGPT typically won’t let you generate offensive material. 

A fear people have is that ChatGPT will be able to write accurate articles for assignments or official news articles. This can put many people, whose job it is to write, out of work because many businesses would rather have a robot write articles within seconds, instead of paying someone a salary to write them.

This is how many believe ChatGPT and software similar to it should be used— to correct and improve upon your work, rather than having it do all of the work for you.

The software also creates problems for teachers who make and use online writing assignments. Let’s say you are assigned to write a paper on the American Revolution, your teacher would want you to sit down, do research, and take time to write an original paper. However, ChatGPT can write a whole essay for you, if you type in the prompt. By doing this, you are not retaining any knowledge that you may need later for an exam and are committing an act of academic dishonesty. Just like with plagiarism, there are many websites that can detect AI-generated content.

However, a problem is that AI is able to write and learn how to do things much faster than the human ability to create programs to detect systems like ChatGPT. 

Meanwhile, ChatGPT has progressed immeasurably throughout the span of one year. Instead of just taking random information from the internet and putting it together, it is now fully capable of reading resources and writing unique and original texts. 

The use of Chat GPT can be beneficial when used productively. If you were writing a complicated piece of code and there was an error in it you couldn’t find, instead of having to spend hours trying to figure out what the problem is, you could run it through the system with the prompt “fix all errors in this code.” It would be able to find the mistakes in seconds. If you wrote an essay, but want to make it sound more formal, you can tell it to make the essay sound more formal. It would do it in less than a minute. This is how many believe ChatGPT and software similar to it should be used— to correct and improve upon your work, rather than having it do all of the work for you.

“Every coin has two sides,” said assistant superintendent and data protection officer, Mr. Vyas. “It [ChatGPT] should be used by students as a way to check and improve your work. It shouldn’t be used to just get a grade and move on.”