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Facing our fears: Will you ban ChatGPT?

For those of you thinking we must ban ChatGPT, remember that this is currently the worst version of this technology we will ever have. We must face our fears and tackle the risks, but how? Dan Fitzpatrick explains
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“AI will achieve human levels of intelligence by 2029. I have set the date 2045 for the 'singularity' which is when we will multiply our effective intelligence a billion fold by merging with the intelligence we have created.”

This is according to Ray Kurzweil, Google’s director of engineering.

I would have dismissed Ray Kurzweil’s comments as fanciful, until I tried ChatGPT for the first time in early December.

Reacting quickly to the release of ChatGPT, many schools are blocking the technology. These include Seattle Public Schools, Los Angeles Unified School District, New York City Public Schools and more around the world. There are genuine concerns about this new AI tool facilitating cheating and hindering the academic development of students. So, will you ban it?

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