ChatGPT will be the calculator for writing, top economist says Post published:January 19, 2023 ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence system that can produce sophisticated essays on complex subjects in seconds, will become the “calculator for writing,” according to a leading economist. Erik Brynjolfsson, professor of economics and information technology at Stanford University, said the chat bot “will get rid of a lot of routine, rote type of work and at the same time people using it may be able to do more creative work.” Teachers and university professors are worried that ChatGPT, made by the Microsoft Corp.-backed OpenAI, will have a detrimental effect on students by making cheating easier than ever. It has already passed parts of the bar, the entrance exam for US law schools. Schools and universities are now adapting their syllabi and work flows to deal with the technology. Brynjolfsson, who co-wrote the groundbreaking 2014 book on AI, The Second Machine Age, spoke with Bloomberg on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. He said that does not believe the technology will replace thinking or writing. Instead, just as the calculator made basic mathematics straightforward, he expects ChatGPT to “augment our ability to write.” “The hype around this technology is legit,” he said. “It is roughly on the scale of progress as the deep learning machine algorithms in 2012 that ignited the whole surge in AI over the past decade. If we do it right, the next ten years will be some of the most interesting writing that we’ve ever seen.” This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Catch all the Technology News and Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates & Live Business News. More Less Source link Tags: Calculator, ChatGPT, ChatGPT chatbot, Davos, economics, Economist, Microsoft, News, OpenAI, stanford university, tech news, Top, US, World Economic Forum, Writing Read more articles Previous PostMicrosoft to lay off 10,000 workers as slowdown hits software business Next PostRaghuram Rajan Says Can’t Rule Out Crypto Technology Despite Decline You Might Also Like Netflix allows more subscribers preview content -WSJ December 1, 2022 Year end sale on Flipkart: Discount on Nothing Phone (1) December 25, 2022 Tech industry job cuts come rapidly and in big numbers January 23, 2023 Leave a Reply Cancel replyCommentEnter your name or username to comment Enter your email address to comment Enter your website URL (optional) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.