Twin Cities Business: ChatGPT Took U of M Law School Exams. It Got a C+

Twin Cities Business: ChatGPT Took U of M Law School Exams. It Got a C+. “The paper, titled ‘ChatGPT Goes to Law School,’ compared the chatbot’s performance on law exams to actual students’ scores. The exams included both essay questions and multiple-choice questions. Instructors who graded the exams weren’t told which responses were written by the chatbot and which were written by students. The upshot? ChatGPT received a C+, ‘achieving a low but passing grade in all four courses,’ according to the paper.”

CNN: How Google’s long period of online dominance could end

CNN: How Google’s long period of online dominance could end. “…even though the lawsuits drive at the heart of Google’s revenue machine, they could take years to play out. In the meantime, two other thorny issues are poised to determine Google’s future on a potentially shorter timeframe: The rise of generative artificial intelligence and what appears to be an accelerating decline in Google’s online ad marketshare. Just days before the DOJ suit, Google announced plans to cut 12,000 employees amid a dramatic slowdown in its revenue growth, and as it works to refocus its efforts partly around AI.”

Fast Company: This smart new search site is like a mashup of Google and ChatGPT

Fast Company: This smart new search site is like a mashup of Google and ChatGPT. “Futuristic as that description may sound, Andi actually sits somewhere between the traditional search sites, such as Google, and the completely conversational, chat-emulating challengers like ChatGPT. It aims to blend the best of both worlds into a new sort of search experience that’s both fresh-feeling and familiar. At a time when so many folks are asking questions about what search should even be, it’s an interesting balance that moves toward the future while still embracing the past.”

Fast Company: Nonprofits release free tool to detect AI-written student work

Fast Company: Nonprofits release free tool to detect AI-written student work. “The tool, called AI Writing Check, was developed by the writing nonprofits Quill and CommonLit using an open-source AI model designed to detect the output of ChatGPT and related systems. It enables teachers (or anyone else) to copy and paste text and within a few seconds receive a determination on whether the work in question was written by ChatGPT.”

Washington Post: ChatGPT is now writing legislation. Is this the future?

Washington Post: ChatGPT is now writing legislation. Is this the future?. “…in what may be a first, a Massachusetts state senator has used a surging new tool to help write a bill aimed at restricting it: ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence chatbot. On Friday, state Sen. Barry Finegold (D) introduced legislation to set data privacy and security safeguards for the service and others like it that was ‘drafted with the help of ChatGPT.’”

Northeastern Global News: Here’s what nobody is talking about when it comes to ChatGPT

Northeastern Global News: Here’s what nobody is talking about when it comes to ChatGPT. “Regardless of where people come down on ChatGPT, most people have been obsessing over what it can produce. But Laura Huang, a distinguished professor of management and organizational development at Northeastern, says the future of tools like ChatGPT rests on the other side of the process. ‘Most people are focused on the output of this,’ Huang says. ‘Very few people are focused on the input. You don’t magically just get something.’”

Margins: Google vs. ChatGPT told by aglio e olio

Margins: Google vs. ChatGPT told by aglio e olio. “Yes, Google is still the best search engine for most things, but the fact that many people are comparing OpenAI’s tech demo to Google’s flagship product should be causing alarm bells to go off. For a long time, Google’s claim to fame was to getting the users the answers they want faster than the competition. That doesn’t hold true for many types of queries anymore. More than half the time, I have to add `site:reddit.com` to get anything that is not SEO spam.”

Stanford University: What DALL-E Reveals About Human Creativity

Stanford University: What DALL-E Reveals About Human Creativity. “To explore just how creative these models really are and what they can teach us about the nature of our own innovative propensities, we asked four authorities on artificial intelligence, the brain, and creativity (and we also asked GPT-3, a language-generating model that’s a close cousin to DALL-E) to explain what they think of DALL-E’s capabilities and artistic potential.”

University of Calgary: Transdisciplinary UCalgary team investigates ethical use of AI in post-secondary

University of Calgary: Transdisciplinary UCalgary team investigates ethical use of AI in post-secondary. “New research shows that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in academic settings is leading to a decline in the integrity of academic work. As AI technology continues to advance, it is becoming easier and easier for students to cheat on assignments and exams. Sounds convincing and attention grabbing, right? The only thing you need to know about the first paragraph of this story is that it wasn’t written by a human.”

ChatGPT: Educational friend or foe? (Brookings Institution)

Brookings Institution: ChatGPT: Educational friend or foe?. “In our own test, the first author (Kathy) gave the bot a complicated essay question that she asks her Honors psychology students to answer. It did a respectable job. Yet—the bot produced no more than a B- or C+ essay. Why? To date, the bot cannot distinguish the ‘classic’ article in a field that must be cited from any other article that reviews the same content. The bot also tends to keep referencing the same sources over and over again. These are issues that can be easily resolved in the next iteration. More centrally, however, is that the bot is more of a synthesizer than a critical thinker.”