There have been several pieces of technology throughout history that have significantly affected individual lives and societies. Yet, no piece of technology has been adopted as quickly by as many people and groups as ChatGPT. ChatGPT stands for Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer; it uses a deep neural network to draw information from large datasets and generate human-like text. In this activity, we are going to engage in a (very) human process of information generation to understand the use of predictive algorithms to generate text in response to a given prompt. Then, we will analyze the consequences of such technology using our sociological perspective.
Student Learning Outcomes
Information Literacy, Critical Inquiry and Analysis, Intercultural Knowledge and Skills
Gabe Kilzer. "Humans Emulating Machines: Mimicking Predictive Text Algorithms" (2023). AI Assignment Library. 24.
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