Saturday, March 25, 2023

This message was written by a person

I am surprised by the results of a survey conducted last week: Half of the respondents (49.37%) believe that the editorial message published on 24 January was written by me.

Text titled “ChatGPT and the future of education: How artificial intelligence is changing learning” Was written entirely using ChatGPT (with title). The idea was to use the following: ask this chatbot To write exactly 600 words of text about ChatGPT and see if my readers can differentiate between machine-typed text and text typed by a person.

I was overwhelmed seeing the results because, for me it was obvious The text was written by an artificial intelligence I was really sure that at least 90% would realize that it was “not my voice”. But only 33.92% agreed with me, while 16.71% said they had no idea.

What does this tell me about my writing style and voice? Can my job be replaced by a robot? This will definitely be a long conversation I’ll have with my therapist soon. But beyond that, this experiment has made me question many other aspects of the implications of using artificial intelligence in education (and at work).

Much has been said and written in recent weeks about the effects of using chatbot Or artificial intelligence models like ChatGPT in the educational sector, especially the student community can use (or misuse) this new technology. Much of the conversation focuses on plagiarism, but what can this technique teach us about our own writing skills?

This afternoon I was reading a very interesting article published in Chronicle of Higher Education Which does exactly this. The authors, James M. Lange and Michelle D. Miller, assure that “most academic research seems to be underwritten by artificial intelligence” and that we need to use these new tools to learn “the importance of having a distinctive voice”. invite you to use. , That is, learn to be more and more human.

It is true that many academic texts use such complex, rigid and bombastic language that it goes unnoticed, even by the academic community, which is already used to reading this type of academic jargon. are accustomed Lange and Miller defend that it is vitally important that scientific, academic, and intellectual literature reach more people. But then how to reach more audience? And why is it important? “A distinctive writing voice will increase the likelihood that the work (academic or scientific) will have an impact in the world.”

How ironic would it be that the advent of artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT, far from “fooling” us, prompts us to promote and value the traits that make us more human and that differentiate us from machines. Do you think this is possible? Have you already used ChatGPT? What do you think about it? Will you be using it in the classroom or at work? tell us how

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