ChatGPT Takeover



The open interface of ChatGPT.

ChatGPT is a powerful language model developed by OpenAI. It is capable of understanding and generating human-like language, making it a valuable tool for a wide range of applications such as natural language processing, language translation, and text generation. One of the main advantages of ChatGPT is its ability to understand context and generate human-like responses. This allows it to understand and respond to a wide range of questions and prompts, making it a versatile tool for both personal and professional use. It has been trained on a massive dataset of over 570GB of text, allowing it to have a vast knowledge base and be able to perform various tasks such as answering questions, writing essays, and generating creative content. Overall, ChatGPT is a cutting-edge technology that offers a wide range of possibilities and can help with various natural language processing tasks, making it an ideal tool for researchers, developers, and businesses alike.

Now, could you tell that that intro was actually written by ChatGPT?

The newest tech craze is taking the world by storm. From work to school to homes, people are using ChatGPT as a new form of entertainment while also using it to help with writing for school and work. The AI language model has been the subject of much conversation, with some people praising it endlessly and others claiming this is the first step in the AI apocalypse.

While there are many critics of ChatGPT, the model itself is undeniably cool. The ability to type in a prompt, any prompt, and have it responded to is an awesome concept. And, while it has its faults, it can be used in a positive way. Want to find out what the oldest known instrument is? Ask ChatGPT. Want to know how many people lived in China in 1923? The model essentially acts as an abbreviated version of Google where you don’t have to scroll through loads of results to get the desired answer.

Now, of course, there is a negative side to ChatGPT. On his podcast, journalist Ezra Klein discusses his skeptical take on ChatGPT with psychology professor Gary Marcus. The two of them talk about ChatGPT’s dangers both as a powerful piece of artificial intelligence as well as a source of information. Marcus says, “an AI that can’t understand is a problem. If you lie, you know the truth. You are choosing to ignore it. ChatGPT isn’t lying, but it isn’t experiencing the world around us, so it doesn’t know the truth.” For example, if you ask the model what the religion of the next Jewish president will be, it gets confused and responds by saying it cannot predict the religion of future presidents.

ChatGPT has also been the subject of much criticism due to its usage in schools. Many students have now turned to ChatGPT to write their essays or do their research. Instead of spending months on writing a college essay, you might as well type a sentence into an AI and let it do the work for you, right? And beyond just college essays, this model can help you with any piece of writing or research. If you need to research a speech, just ask ChatGPT to do it for you. No sources? Ask it to cite them for you. This model can do truly anything when it comes to schoolwork.

To help understand the perspective of Berkley High School, I interviewed Berkley’s principle, Mr. Meloche.
“I’m very intrigued by ChatGPT,” Meloche says, “I love technology, and in terms of AI, this is actually one of the biggest breakthroughs we’ve ever had. It’s huge.” When asked how it can be used in a helpful way, Meloche responded, “I think people who have started on something and don’t know where to go can use it as a tool. For example, if you need to learn about photosynthesis for a class but you don’t understand it, ChatGPT can explain it to you. Or if you have a thesis you’re writing, you could ask it to come up with counter arguments to help you fill in the points that you’re missing.” Meloche also said that he “hasn’t had to deal with ChatGPT interfering with school” although he “anticipates that it will happen.” According to him, “ is developing an algorithm to detect if an article is written by AI, so that should help stop ChatGPT from helping with school unfairly.”

With ChatGPT suddenly booming into the modern world, schools, workplaces, and people in general are trying to catch up. The question still remains: does this technology change the world for the better or is it getting dangerous? That’s for you to decide.