May 18Liked by Patrick Gourley

Great post Professor! I, too, have heard about ChatGPT completely making up answers in a convincing manner. That’s not a small thing, that’s a Huge problem. Especially considering how little people fact-check.

As for how to deal with that for college exams? My opinion is to grade students on their prompting, follow up prompting, fact checking skills. Same as using a graphing calculator for mathematics.

You can’t stop technology, you can only build guardrails around it.

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Orwell said the same thing about newspapers (and I mean the people who publish them). They often just make up shit. If "journalism is the first draft of history," ChatGPT knows a lot of bullshit.

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