How can I talk with students about the use of artificial intelligence tools in their writing?


The arrival of ChatGPT has sent shockwaves through popular media and higher education circles. Headlines have suggested that artificial intelligence could render some familiar genres and technologies obsolete (including the college essay and Google). Since ChatGPT-3’s release, the platform’s user base has grown almost exponentially, and reports of early adopters using the technology to ‘fool’ instructors soon followed. Read this TWW blog post, Discussing Chat GPT with Students, for a quick overview of AI large language models and how they have already changed the production of writing. The blog post also offers some advice on addressing the role of this technology in the future of writing.

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