One machine to rule them all
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.
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.