A ChatGPT Explosion

It started with a brief post from edtech strategist Kirby Salerno:

I asked #chatgpt to come up with an #edtech company idea. See below. 🙀
I then asked it (actually my son did) to write code that would match tutors and students and it generated many lines of code in a matter of seconds. I can’t evaluate the quality of the code but WOW this kind of exploded my brain a bit.

See remainder of post here.


And then it came through in a Michael Moe report, with the standout quote right here: 

What generative AI introduces is that no writer will be ideating, writing or editing solo anymore and will instead be able to tap into a “superhumanly knowledgeable”, idiosyncratic copilot built into their workflow. While writing has historically been a “single player” experience, everyone just got a caddy. —Michael Moe, EIEIO Report (“Poetry in Motion” edition) 


Followed by more chatter on LinkedIn: 

Just some Saturday musings here.

I played around with OpenAI’s ChatGPT this week. Pretty mind-blowing. At a minimum, I don’t think there is a bright future for content creation by humans.

I know this sounds like science fiction stuff, but I think this is a plausible future…and not that far away:

[Gregg’s list will blow you away, see it here on LinkedIn]

—Gregg Scoresby, founder and managing partner PHX Ventures; founder, CampusLogic 


It’s a fast-breaking trend/tool and it looks like the talk around it will only intensify. 

Nonetheless, to temper it all, here’s a statement from Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, makers of the tool:  

“ChatGPT is incredibly limited, but good enough at some things to create a misleading impression of greatness. it’s a mistake to be relying on it for anything important right now. it’s a preview of progress; we have lots of work to do on robustness and truthfulness.” 


The initial splash and ripple effect that ChatGPT is currently creating will likely settle down some, but as Michael Moe said, “Regardless of where you stand, this is the future, the Genie isn’t going back in the bottle and embracing it on how best to advance society in the Brave New World is the only goal.”

EdTech Digest will have guest columnists sharing their thoughts (we think they’re theirs) and implications for learning, education and the edtech sector in the coming days and into the New Year. Meanwhile, see it for yourself on the OpenAI site: Learn more


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