Simply days after OpenAI dropped ChatGPT in late November 2022, the chatbot was extensively denounced as a free essay-writing, test-taking software that made it laughably straightforward to cheat.
Colleges swiftly blocked entry to OpenAI’s web site, whereas a number of main universities issued statements that warned college students in opposition to utilizing the chatbot to cheat.
This preliminary panic was comprehensible. ChatGPT can reply questions and generate slick, well-structured textual content on virtually any subject, from string idea to Shakespeare. However three months on, the outlook is loads much less bleak. Read the full story.
—Will Douglas Heaven
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These deep-sea “potatoes” could possibly be the way forward for mining for renewable vitality
There’s been rising buzz within the information about mining within the deep ocean currently. Proponents say sure spots on the ocean flooring could possibly be a key supply of among the metals we have to construct batteries and different expertise that’s essential for addressing local weather change.
However whether or not industrial efforts ought to go forward is a supply of rising controversy: there’s numerous uncertainty about how they could have an effect on ecosystems, and numerous politics at play.