OpenAI releases tool to detect AI-generated text, including from ChatGPT

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“The classifier aims to help mitigate false claims that AI-generated text was written by a human. However, it still has a number of limitations — so it should be used as a complement to other methods of determining the source of text instead of being the primary decision-making tool,” an OpenAI spokesperson told TechCrunch via email. “We’re making this initial classifier available to get feedback on whether tools like this are useful, and hope to share improved methods in the future.”

https://techcrunch.com/2023/01/31/openai-releases-tool-to-detect-ai-generated-text-including-from-chatgpt/

Microsoft announces new multibillion-dollar investment in ChatGPT-maker OpenAI

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Microsoft on Monday announced a new multiyear, multibillion-dollar investment with ChatGPT-maker OpenAI.

The deal marks the third phase of the partnership between the two companies, following Microsoft’s previous investments in 2019 and 2021. Microsoft said the renewed partnership will accelerate breakthroughs in AI and help both companies commercialize advanced technologies in the future.

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/01/23/microsoft-announces-multibillion-dollar-investment-in-chatgpt-maker-openai.html

College Student Caught Submitting Paper Using ChatGPT

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“University administrators want to give individual faculty members the freedom to respond to ChatGPT in the way they see fit,” Aumann said. “Does this mean that there will be patchwork policies across different classes and departments at each university? Absolutely. But, in a sense, that’s just life in academia.”

https://futurism.com/college-student-caught-writing-paper-chatgpt

OpenAI begins piloting ChatGPT Professional,a premium version of its viral chatbot

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The monetized version of ChatGPT will be called ChatGPT Professional, apparently. That’s according to a waitlist link OpenAI posted in the Discord server, which asks a range of questions about payment preferences including “At what price (per month) would you consider ChatGPT to be so expensive that you would not consider buying it?”

https://techcrunch.com/2023/01/11/openai-begins-piloting-chatgpt-professional-a-premium-version-of-its-viral-chatbot

Microsoft is looking at OpenAI’s GPT for Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint

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Microsoft has been reportedly experimenting with building OpenAI’s language AI technology into its Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook apps. The Information reports that Microsoft has already incorporated an unknown version of OpenAI’s text-generating GPT model into Word in its autocomplete feature, and has been working on integrating it further into Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

https://www.theverge.com/2023/1/9/23546144/microsoft-openai-word-powerpoint-outlook-gpt-integration-rumor

NYC Bans Students and Teachers from Using ChatGPT

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“Due to concerns about negative impacts on student learning, and concerns regarding the safety and accuracy of content, access to ChatGPT is restricted on New York City Public Schools’ networks and devices,” education department spokesperson Jenna Lyle told Motherboard in a statement. “While the tool may be able to provide quick and easy answers to questions, it does not build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, which are essential for academic and lifelong success.”

https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3p9jx/nyc-bans-students-and-teachers-from-using-chatgpt

Everybody Please Calm Down About ChatGPT

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The panic and hype around the surprisingly dumb chatbot is stopping us from talking about real issues with AI.

ChatGPT is more about bullshitting than creativity, which serves as a neat metaphor for what has happened with our technology sector and how it “feels like a giant organ for bullshittery―for upscaling human access to speech and for amplifying lies.” When Bogost sat down with ChatGPT, he found something similar to what moderators at Stack Overflow did.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvmk9m/everybody-please-calm-down-about-chatgpt