This guide provides an introduction to ChatGPT. It includes a list of readings, podcasts, and other informational sources on ChatGPT and AI. The guide includes ideas for using ChatGPT as a pedagogical tool and strategies for creating assignments
In May, Intelligent.com surveyed 1,223 current undergraduate and graduate students. Key findings from the survey include:
30% of college students used ChatGPT for schoolwork this past academic year
Of this group,
46% say they frequently used the tool to do their homework
English was the subject college students most commonly used ChatGPT for
3 in 4 ChatGPT users are likely to recommend the tool to another student
1 in 8 saw their GPA increase, majority believe it’s related to their use of ChatGPT
From the US Dept. of Education Office of Educational Technology, "(t)his report addresses the clear need for sharing knowledge and developing policies for “Artificial Intelligence,” a rapidly advancing class of foundational capabilities which are increasingly embedded in all types of educational technology systems and are also available to the public"
Cade Metz, New York Times
December 12, 2022
This article is titled The New Chatbots Could Change the World. Can You Trust Them? in the New York Times online, and is dated December 10 and December 11, 2022
From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce White supremacy and deepen social inequity. Benjamin argues that automation, far from being a sinister story of racist programmers scheming on the dark web, has the potential to hide, speed up, and deepen discrimination while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to the racism of a previous era. Presenting the concept of the "New Jim Code," she shows how a range of discriminatory designs encode inequity by explicitly amplifying racial hierarchies; by ignoring but thereby replicating social divisions; or by aiming to fix racial bias but ultimately doing quite the opposite. Moreover, she makes a compelling case for race itself as a kind of technology, designed to stratify and sanctify social injustice in the architecture of everyday life. This illuminating guide provides conceptual tools for decoding tech promises with sociologically informed skepticism. In doing so, it challenges us to question not only the technologies we are sold but also the ones we ourselves manufacture. Visit the book's Discussion Guide here.
Lawfare editor-in-chief Benjamin Wittes sat down with ChatGPT to talk about a range of things: the pronouns it prefers; academic integrity and the chatbot’s likely impact on that; and importantly, the experiments performed by a scholar name Eve Gaumond, who has been on a one-woman campaign to get ChatGPT to write offensive content.
February 1, 2023
Sean Illing talks with Timnit Gebru, the founder of the Distributed AI Research Institute. She studies the ethics of artificial intelligence and is an outspoken critic of companies developing new AI systems. Sean and Timnit discuss the power dynamics in the world of AI, the discriminatory outcomes that these technologies can cause, and the need for accountability and transparency in the field.
January 9, 2023
Go to our Events (Webinars, Workshops, +) Recordings to view a listing of ChatGPT Webinars and Workshops, and listings of upcoming events hosted by a variety of organizations and educational institutions.
Bryan Alexander's Future Trends Forum brings together AI experts, writing faculty, and others. Bryan Alexander is a senior scholar at Georgetown University. (December 2022)