What is ChatGPT…
“I am ChatGPT, a large language model developed by OpenAI. I am based on the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) architecture, specifically the GPT-3.5 model, which was released in 2021.
My main purpose is to understand and respond to natural language input from users like you. I have been pre-trained on a massive amount of text data from the internet, including books, articles, and websites. This pre-training allows me to generate human-like responses to a wide range of queries.
When you ask me a question or provide me with some input, I use my understanding of natural language to analyze and interpret your request. I then generate a response based on my pre-existing knowledge and my ability to learn from your specific input.
My architecture is based on the transformer neural network model, which allows me to process large amounts of data quickly and efficiently. The transformer model is designed to handle sequential data, like sentences or paragraphs, and can learn to predict the next word or phrase in a sentence based on the context of the text that has come before it.
Overall, I work by using my pre-existing knowledge and my ability to learn from new input to generate responses to your queries.”
Yes this was written by the ChatGPT tool…
Note: When opening ChatGPT the following statement pops up:
In Higher Ed it is important to educate our faculty and students on the benefits and issues that can arise from using a tool like ChatGPT for writing. The key is to make sure your students understand that using a ChatGPT and passing of the writing produced by the program as their own is still plagiarism. In our courses it will be up to the faculty to educate express to our students if and when such a tool can be used in their classes.
Tools to use to combat against the use of AI
Writing Tools in the Classroom
Since ChatGPT was introduced in November of 2022 many have worried about the use of this tool and how students will use this tool to cheat. Turnitin has incorporated a new beta test for AI detection. We will participate in a Beta test for this AI detection from April into the fall 2023 semester.
AI Writing & Turnitin:
Sneak Preview of Turnitin’s AI Writing and ChatGPT
How to Use Turnitin’s AI Detection Tool
Turnitin Quick Links:
- FAQ Document
- How to guide
- AI Writing Detection Landing Page
- Share AI Writing Detection feedback with Turnitin – Thanks in advance!
- Paper Deletion Instructions
- SUNY Events Page
Two upcoming shared sessions for Using Turnitin Tools to Mitigate Student
Use of AI Writing Tools
- Wednesday, April 5th at 11:00 am CST register here
- Thursday, April 13th at 1:00 pm CST register here
Ideas for Embracing the New AI Writing Tools
Such as ChatGPT
AI Writing tools like ChatGPT can also be embraced in the classroom. Here is a wonderful article, 20 Ways Teachers Can Use ChatGPT to Make Their Lives Easier.
Additional Resources on How to Use AI Tools in the Classroom
- Educational Weekly 19 Ways to Use ChatGPT in Your Classroom
- New York Times Don’t Ban ChatGPT in Schools. Teach With It