Thoughts on ChatGPT
- pedagogy → how do we assess thinking?
- I suspect ChatGPT will do to writing what calculators did to math
- Made it much more accessible to the masses but in the process of doing so, lost the value in the actual process of doing math
- We do math by hand to help internalize it in our minds, to naturalize and practice the mind to thinking in that manner
- “The hours spent choosing the right word and rearranging sentences to better follow one another are what teach you how meaning is conveyed by prose. Having students write essays isn’t merely a way to test their grasp of the material; it gives them experience in articulating their thoughts.”
- Will product an influx of AI generated content
- Modern day automated content mills
- Don’t shit where you eat!!
Ted Chiang on ChatGPT
- “the more that text generated by large language models gets published on the Web, the more the Web becomes a blurrier version of itself.”
- “Repeatedly resaving a jpeg creates more compression artifacts, because more information is lost every time”
- On replacing human interaction
- “I’ve been journaling as I code and it works pretty similarly. An interactive journal that asks really good questions, unprompted and when appropriate would be a d r e a m”
- Why we shouldnt use ai to replace people
- Confidently wrong hallucination
- Search as oracle is bad actually
- AI for ‘good enough’ code/art/writing
- Can we solve the problem data provenance?