Beauty, lies & ChatGPT: Welcome to the post-truth world
ChatGPT, the new artificial intelligence technology that’s been making headlines, is “perhaps not an entirely bad thing,” Subbarao Kamphampati, a Fulton Schools professor of computer science, concludes in this commentary. But in most of his examination of the development and abilities of this new addition to what is called generative AI, he points out serious challenges that he sees the use of ChatGPT presenting. Kambhampati says while its writing skills are technically good, ChatGPT is “afactual,” with no concepts of truth or falsity. One danger in this shortcoming is that it could add to the rising tide of misinformation generated in today’s cyberworld communications environment, as well as lead to a loss of originality in writing.