Event Review: Exploring the Potential of ChatGPT: Applications in Education and Research

On 8th March, Dr. Steve Watson, the co-chair of KPP, gave an insightful seminar on the topic of “Exploring the Potential of ChatGPT: Applications in Education and Research”.

Steve started by introducing the concept of ChatGPT, a large language model developed by OpenAI that can generate human-like responses to text-based inputs. He explained how ChatGPT has revolutionized various fields, including education and research, by providing a powerful tool for language translation, conversation, summarization, and text generation.

The seminar explored three practical methods for using ChatGPT, including getting past the writing block, making sense of a stream of consciousness, and transformaing structure and form. The session was both practical and theoretical, aiming to provide attendees with the necessary knowledge and skills to use ChatGPT effectively in their research and teaching.

However, it is also highlighted that we should be aware of the importance of understanding the ethical considerations and limitations of using AI in these contexts. Steve Watson discussed the potential risks of AI, including the perpetuation of bias and discrimination. He emphasized the need for responsible and ethical use of AI in education and research, including ensuring transparency and accountability in the development and deployment of AI systems.

The seminar was followed by a Q&A session where attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a discussion on the topic. The seminar was well-received by the audience, who appreciated the insights provided by Steve Watson on the practical tips and ethical considerations of using AI in education and research.

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