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ChatGPT: Let's Not All Panic At Once: What can ChatGPT Do?

ChatGPT can write and rewrite computer code


"OpenAI highlights ChatGPT's dialogue capability in examples for debugging code where it can ask for clarifications, and receive hints from a person to arrive at a better answer. It trained the large language models behind ChatGPT (GPT-3 and GPT 3.5) using Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF)." 


"Code on the Wall" by Nat W is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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Dr. Paul Fyfe, an English professor at NC State University, conducted a study in 2021 with his undergraduates using an earlier iteration of ChatGPT3, aptly named "ChatGPT2". 

"For this assignment, students harvested content from an installation of GPT-2, then wove that content into their final essay. At the end, students offered a 'revealed' version of the essay as well as their own reflections on the experiment." This experimental pedagogical approach prompted a thoughtful student to ask this question for the final essay: "'The question then becomes, whose writing is this; who can take ownership? The answer to this question is not easy to decide and seems to be more complicated than the question of whether it is true or false. I don't exactly have the right to claim ownership of it, but I will argue that all writers borrow ideas and style from others.' (undergraduate student with GPT-2 italicized)"


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