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ChatGPT and Generative AI Tools for Learning and Research | Online Searcher | Computers in Libraries

By Bohyun Kim, September 1, 2023 (posted)

From Media Library…

Many sophisticated machine learning (ML) products recently have been introduced as general-purpose content-creation tools. The one that has garnered the most attention was ChatGPT, a chatbot powered by the large language model (LLM) GPT-3.5.

An LLM is a type of ML model that performs various natural language processing tasks—such as recognizing, summarizing, translating, and generating text; answering questions; and carrying on a conversation. An LLM is developed by deep learning techniques, and training its artificial neural networks requires a massive amount of data. Deep learning is a type of ML, and ML is a subfield of AI. Since ChatGPT outputs new content as a response to a user’s inquiry, it is considered a tool in the realm of generative AI.

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Source: https://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/jul23/Kim–ChatGPT-and-Generative-AI-Tools-for-Learning-and-Research.shtml

Philip K. Dick predicted ChatGPT and its grim ramifications

Dick’s novel “The Penultimate Truth” already showed us how AI that writes according to prompt can be corrupted

By David Gill, Published June 10, 2023 10:59AM (EDT)

Robotic hand pressing a key on a laptop (Getty Images/Guillaume)

Philip K. Dick had some strange ideas about the future. In his 40-plus novels and 121 short stories, the science fiction author imagined everything from “mood organs” which allow users to dial up an emotional state including “the desire to watch TV, no matter what’s on” to pay-per-use doors that refuse entrance or exit without sufficient coinage.

Characters in Dick’s mind-bending novel “Ubik” (published in 1969 and set in 1992) include a psionic talent scout named G.G. Ashwood, who wears “natty birch-bark pantaloons, hemp-rope belt, peekaboo see-through top and train engineer’s tall hat” and a taxi driver wearing “fuchsia pedal pushers, pink yak fur slippers, a snakeskin sleeveless blouse, and a ribbon in his waist-length dyed white hair.”

Source: https://www.salon.com/2023/06/10/philip-k-dick-predicted-chatgpt/

“Do We Need Librarians Now that We Have ChatGPT?”

Where ChatGPT and librarians collide.

Posted on May 15, 2023 in Blog Posts

From article…

When discussions about ChatGPT began some months ago, librarians immediately started the conversation about its implications for education. Now, several debacles and many dire warnings later, we’re already on the next version (ChatGPT-4) and dealing with multiple AI-powered chatbots.

Even experienced tech columnists are a little freaked out.

As usual, librarians will have to deal with this, if only because we live in the same reality as the rest of the world and have not been granted a pass on modernity so that we can sit by the library fireplace with our library cat and read all day. In case you haven’t heard, we’ve gone digital.

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Source: https://www.choice360.org/libtech-insight/do-we-need-librarians-now-that-we-have-chatgpt/

Google is giving its dominant search engine an artificial intelligence makeover

Google, which is owned by Alphabet Inc., already has been testing its own conversational chatbot called Bard.

By Associated Press, May 1, 2023

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks Wednesday at the Google I/O keynote session in Mountain View, Calif..Josh Edelson / AFP – Getty Images

Now, Google is ready to test the AI waters with its search engine, which has been synonymous with finding things on the internet for the past 20 years and serves as the pillar of a digital advertising empire that generated more than $220 billion in revenue last year.

“We are at an exciting inflection point,” Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai told a packed developers’ conference in a speech peppered with one AI reference after another. “We are reimagining all our products, including search.”

Source: Google is giving its dominant search engine an artificial intelligence makeover

Bing vs. Bard: We Compared Both Chatbots to See Which Is Better | Inverse

By Ian Carlos Campbell, March 27, 2023

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Begun, the chatbot wars have. Microsoft was early out the gate with its updated version of Bing, appending chatbot functionality to its search engine and integrating both into the Edge browser, while Google trailed behind, only just recently making its Bard chatbot available to the public.

Both companies have big plans for generative AI (the catchall name for AI that produce images, text, and video), integrating features into productivity software like Word, Excel, Gmail, and Docs, and pitching their respective chatbots as search engine companions, if not someday replacements.

Now that Bing and Bard are available for anyone to try (waitlist notwithstanding in Bard’s case), Inverse put the chatbots in a head-to-head test to get a sense of their usefulness.

Source: Bing vs. Bard: We Compared Both Chatbots to See Which Is Better

Similarities between Survivor and chess | Bard | Google

Editor’s Note: I asked Bard to summarize the similarities between the tv show Survivor and chess. Here’s the response…

There are several similarities between the TV show Survivor and chess. Both games are strategic and require players to think ahead and plan their moves. Both games also involve a degree of luck, as players must sometimes make decisions based on incomplete information. Finally, both games can be very competitive, as players strive to outwit and outplay their opponents.

Here are some specific similarities between Survivor and chess:

  • Both games are strategic. In Survivor, players must make decisions about how to allocate their resources, who to align with, and when to make big moves. In chess, players must develop a plan of attack and defend their pieces from their opponent’s attack.
  • Both games require players to think ahead and plan their moves. In Survivor, players must think about how their decisions will affect the game in the future. In chess, players must think about how their moves will affect the game in the next few moves.
  • Both games involve a degree of luck. In Survivor, players must sometimes make decisions based on incomplete information. For example, players may not know who has an idol or who is planning to vote for them. In chess, players may not know what their opponent’s next move will be.
  • Both games can be very competitive. In Survivor, players strive to outwit and outplay their opponents. In chess, players strive to checkmate their opponent’s king.

Despite these similarities, there are also some important differences between Survivor and chess. For example, Survivor is a game of social dynamics, while chess is a game of strategy and tactics. Additionally, Survivor is a game of endurance, while chess is a game of mental focus.

Source: https://bard.google.com/