The Problem Surrounding ChatGPT

The Problem Surrounding ChatGPT

Nathan Masgras '24

AI writing resources, such as Chat GPT, can offer a range of benefits to students, including assistance with writing assignments, research projects, and language learning. However, there are some potential problems that students should be aware of when using these tools. 

One major concern is the possibility of plagiarism. Students should be careful to ensure that any content generated by AI writing resources is properly cited and does not infringe on the intellectual property of others. Additionally, there may be issues with the accuracy and reliability of the information produced by these tools, particularly if the input data or the training algorithms are biased or incomplete. 

Another problem is the potential for over-reliance on AI writing resources. While these tools can be helpful, they should not be used as a substitute for developing one’s own writing and critical thinking skills. Students should be mindful of the need to develop their own unique voice and perspective, rather than relying solely on AI-generated content. 

Finally, there are also privacy concerns associated with the use of AI writing resources. Some tools may collect and store data on users, which could be used for commercial or other purposes. Students should be careful to read the privacy policies of any AI writing tools they use and to take appropriate precautions to protect their personal information.

So… you may think that concludes the article, but the truth is that I have not written anything up until this point. The above text has been completely generated by ChatGPT in response to the prompt, “Problems of AI writing resources such as Chat GPT for students”. If you caught on that the article seemed fishy, then congrats, but if you didn’t catch on, that proves just how scary good these AI systems are. They are extremely human, making it difficult for teachers and other professionals to recognize that a computer wrote the prompt. As the AI mentioned, Chat GPT limits our ability to develop our own writing skills, which could be problematic in the future. If AI becomes more advanced, education could face serious issues, and teachers will have to change their approach to teaching writing. Also, if widely used websites begin to use writing AI’s, then false information could spread regarding politics, medical advice, and other subjects where accuracy is important. Clearly, ChatGPT can create very human-like responses, but there are dangers underlying the system. Thus, I urge you to continue to be original in your writing, and to avoid AI unless experimenting with it for fun.