Technology- a boon or a curse? There have been countless debates on this topic. Although the greatest of minds don’t seem to have landed on a definite conclusion. New technological developments keep on coming to support or question the argument. On the wide display of technological marvels, we have a new entry – OpenAi’s ChatGPT.
What is ChatGPT?
Based on GPT-3.5, OpenAI created the large language model chatbot called ChatGPT. It is capable of engaging in regular conversations and responding in a way that occasionally seems surprisingly human. The artificial intelligence system was launched on November 30, 2022, as a prototype.
Large language models carry out the task of predicting the following word in a string of words is carried out by large language models.
How To Use ChatGPT?
You can access ChatGPT through a web page, so there’s no need to download an app to keep utilizing the service. Users can log in ChatGPT and start their journey. The apps with similar names are bogus because OpenAI hasn’t yet released an official app. As a result, for the time being, one should hold off on installing any apps that contain the same.
Users can ask questions or provide instructions on the interface, which resembles a conversation thread, and the AI chatbot will respond.
Artificial intelligence in ChatGPT allows users to ask questions- scientific, political, academic, or completely random. While the Ai uses its impressive database to give calculated and factual answers, users might just use it to pass their time and cure boredom. Asking ridiculous to silly questions the way Siri or Amazon have reported. The bot will apply its artificial intelligence will answer the user with some amount of wit on top.
The way there are two sides to each coin, ChatGPT while being a potentially useful bot for trivia questions and fact checks. Or might even just be a place for joking. However, the bot can also be used for plagiarism.
Once users have completed their log in ChatGPT they are free to ask everything they can think of. This is resulting in students cheating from ChatGPT.
Students Cheating ChatGPT
A college professor in South Carolina is raising concerns after discovering a student writing an essay for his philosophy class using ChatGPT. The professor had given a 500-word essay to his students. While going through the submissions, one particular submission felt off to him. He described the language and style of writing of the bot as being “recognizable” and “writes like a very smart 12th-grader.”
“There’s particular odd wording used that was not wrong, just peculiar … if you were teaching somebody how to write an essay, this is how you tell them to write it before they figure out their style.”
ChatGPT Creating Malwares
A technical article claims that ChatGPT may easily produce malware. With relatively little work or cost from the adversary, the malware may “easily evade security technologies and make mitigation difficult.”
“By utilizing ChatGPT’s ability to generate various persistence techniques, Anti-VM modules and other malicious payloads, the possibilities of malware development are vast,” said the researchers.
Stealing From Content Writers
There have been countless reports of users asking the chatbot to write *insert question* and the bot readily writes an entire script/write-up. This is threatening to those who wish to make a career in the writing industry.
The way modern machinery took away jobs from mill workers and other labor, bots like these can take away jobs from writers.
Here are a few examples-
This user asked the bot to write them a product description for an Etsy product. The bot gave quite impressive description with just one click.
Another user asked this bot to write an entire James Bond film with 3 acts. And yes. You guessed it right! ChatGPT gave a separate three-act script outline.
Like garlic bread and cheese dip or Batman and Robin, ethical concerns with artificial intelligence go hand in hand. It is up to the users- what they make of this impressive and helpful invention. ChatGPT’s potential could be completely wasted and misused by some. While it has a bright future ahead as an aid for many.
It can help as a doubt solver, tutor, or anything that can soothe the risen curiosity in someone. But if users want to use it in a way even the bot’s creators wouldn’t have imagined, then who is to blame?