What is it?
In non-technical terms, ChatGPT is a chatbot that has "learned" how to have a conversation with you or respond to your prompts from a large amount of data. This is called a "large language model" and in the case of ChatGPT, as of fall 2023, the large amount of data/language it is learnng from is internet content prior to 2021.
Can I use it as a UT student?
It is up to your professor if or how you can use it in a course. Review your syllabus or talk to your professor.
If you do use it, remember to cite it. Avoid plagiarizing by citing any work produced by any other person or entity, whether it is chatbot output, copying and pasting from a website, paraphrasing or using ideas.
What are the problems with using it to help with research?
How can it be helpful for research?
Note: Before doing any of these things, make sure that they are allowed by your professor.
Some people don't use ChatGPT because of ethical considerationsl. Here are a few of those concerns.
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