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Understanding ChatGPT, the AI chatbot that’s gone viral

Via Dallas Morning News

UTD scientists weigh in: What can ChatGPT be used for? And where does it make mistakes?

 In November, the research company OpenAI released a bot called ChatGPT. The bot has since gone viral, and has been used to write code, poetry and even an architectural review of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

ChatGPT composes everything from one-word responses to entire essays. But how does it actually work, and could its written responses replace human creations and ideas? Here’s what to know, according to scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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The UT Dallas Computer Science program is one of the largest Computer Science departments in the United States with over 4,000 bachelors-degree students, more than 1,010 master’s students, 140 Ph.D. students,  52 tenure-track faculty members, and 42 full-time senior lecturers, as of Fall 2022. With the University of Texas at Dallas’ unique history of starting as a graduate institution first, the CS Department is built on a legacy of valuing innovative research and providing advanced training for software engineers and computer scientists.

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