I think having a drop down menu makes me site look much more cleaner and organized and added a new category for our essay as well.
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AI sort of freaks me out, and I like not to think about it too much or engage with any AI platforms. I have used Dall E in past classes, and I can see the fun and entertainment value it provides, but I cannot condone how it steals artwork from other creators online to create a database to work with, and it brings up questions of ethical use and ownership. What does it mean to own your work nowadays? For instance, I have been an active writer for Thought Catalog, and to get my work approved by their editors, I must accept that my work cannot be reproduced or previously published anywhere else and that I give them the rights to my work. An exchange for their readers and publicity, I have to give up the ownership of my blood, sweat and tears that went into writing a piece of poetry/prose that was deeply personal. As technology progresses, we are seeing the blurring lines of the ownership of creativity, and AI’s progression continues to spark that conversation.
Before this week, I had never used ChatGPT and have heard it in passing but never thought too much about it. ChatGPT operates through a “dialogue format mak[ing] it possible for ChatGPT to answer followup questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests” (OpenAI, 2022). Upon reading more about it, I was surprised that ChatGPT offers a premium subscription plan called “ChatGPT Plus” at $20/month. The perks are that members can have “general access to ChatGPT, even during peak times, faster response times, priority access to new features and improvements” (OpenAI, 2022). I heard of ChatGPT during our class and how students are using it to write their essays for them, and it seemed so bizarre to me that an AI is capable of such good writing skills. So, for this week’s mini assignment, I decided to test its writing abilities by remixing a poem that I love, “The Love Cook“. I was shocked that it was able to write a poem and a long one, too, in such a quick speed! I can understand the hype around ChatGPT and why some students have been using it to turn in their assignments (I DO NOT CONDONE THIS).
OpenAI. (2022, November 30). Introducing ChatGPT. OpenAI. https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt