Technology has thoroughly advanced throughout the years, making extreme improvements that could change the course of society. As of today, one of the biggest leaps in technology comes from the development of artificial intelligence. One of the most notable artificial creations is a well-known chatbot, ChatGPT, inspired by OpenAI.
ChatGPT first launched on Nov. 30, 2022, and there have been mixed emotions and opinions about the program regarding how the chatbot could potentially negatively affect the world. The app’s popularity has grown immensely since it first debuted with approximately 180.5 million users.
Many individuals, especially college students, utilize ChatGPT to create written material for class assignments. “I think it is a useful tool,” said NMSU student Xavier Gutierrez. “Despite it being a useful tool, I do think it can become a problem if AI does become smarter.”
Other students share similar beliefs, including NMSU student Andy Lopez. “I think that ChatGPT is a very useful tool for the ones that decide to use it,” Lopez said.
Grammarly is another form of AI that students can utilize when writing essays, but ChatGPT has been gaining more popularity among college students in the past year. Most professors do not like this idea due to concerns over plagiarism and academic integrity, and they’ve begun using tools to detect when AI is used for assignments. Even though professors are not the biggest fans of ChatGPT, many students still use it for major assignments, essays and finals.
People have openly expressed their fear of the dangers that ChatGPT poses, claiming it can ruin society. Since AI constantly improves itself with every search and prompt, the idea that the chatbot could potentially outsmart humans is a realistic possibility.
Despite the possible threat to society, AI continues to advance each year. ChatGPT may contribute to these advancements, and the world will wait to see what comes next for artificial intelligence.