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Apr 13, 2023Liked by Alasdair Munro

I am not an active academic, ( retired public health doctor). I have tried ChatGPT and and Bard. I gave them both 2 slightly whacky requests, (i) connections between French situationists and urban design, (ii) links and influences of the film ‘Whisky Galore’ and the Spanish film ‘ Bienvenido, Mister Marshall’.

Both gave competent answers. Mainly in your category 2, gaining momentum, filling a blank sheet. ChatGPT was more analytical, whereas Bard tended to produce more superficial flowing text. Both had errors of fact, ( characters and roles) but not major. I think Bard has a link to a plagiariser check. But game changing, yes. I will try something more in the maths/stats line.

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That's really interesting to hear, thank you! Let me know how you get on with further explorations, I'm very interested to know how people are getting the best use out of the technology.

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I'm finding it useful to sandbox ideas, in a give and take fashion, which is also useful in achieving more effective ways to comunicate content.

I can foresee it can become like a personal assistant in the information retrieval aspects, producing lists and more.

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Apr 13, 2023Liked by Alasdair Munro

Very interesting post. I like your open view of AI.

The challenge now is to learn how to use AI tools well.

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