ChatGPT is a language model developed by OpenAI. It's a variant of the GPT (Generative Pretrained Transformer) architecture and has been trained on a large corpus of text data to generate human-like responses to a given prompt. ChatGPT can be used for a variety of natural language processing tasks, including text generation, conversation, and answering questions.
The explanation above was written by ChatGPT. Prompt: What is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is a type of computer program that can understand and respond to human language. Think of it like a very smart chatbot that can answer questions, hold conversations, and even write stories or poems. It was created by a company called OpenAI and was trained on a huge amount of text from the internet, books, and other sources. This training allows ChatGPT to generate responses that sound like they were written by a human.
It's like having a personal assistant that can help you find information, answer questions, and even entertain you by writing jokes or stories. The goal of ChatGPT is to make it easier for people to communicate with computers and get the information they need.
The above explanation was also written by ChatGPT. Prompt: Explain what chatgpt is to someone with a limited understanding of technology
Sample Syllabi Statements
· AI fully permitted
· AI partially permitted w/ declaration
· AI partially permitted for brainstorming
· AI not permitted
AI writing tools such as ChatGPT have valid uses. There are a few things to consider before using them as part of your college studies. First, like all tools, AI has limitations such as generating incorrect information, producing harmful instructions or biased content, and the information used to generate the text is often limited. Second, the act of writing helps our brain to synthesize, clarify, and understand new information. When we use a tool to do even part of this work, we may be shortchanging our own learning. Finally, not all instructors or even all assignments will allow the use of these type of tools. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to understand the requirements, identify your own learning goals for the class, and prepare your assignment accordingly.
If you decide to use an AI writing tool for an assignment in this class, you will also need to submit a declaration, like this example, at the top of your assignment.
I used ChatGPT to complete this assignment. My search words were “effect of nutrition on athletic performance”. I agreed with the six ways nutrition impacts athletic performance, but I adjusted paragraph three to include the importance of adequate hydration. I added a fourth paragraph because the AI text did not include a description of how impacts vary by individuals. I also rewrote the conclusion to align with my other changes.
*Statement Development Credit: Sally Heilstedt, Dean of Instruction at LWTech