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ChatGPT is no longer as clueless about recent events

ZDNet: “ChatGPT users frustrated with the chatbot’s ignorance about recent events will now find it more informative and accommodating. At its first Dev Day conference for developers on Monday, ChatGPT creator OpenAI revealed that the knowledge cutoff dates for both GPT-3.5 and GPT-4.0 have been extended. For GPT-3.5, the cutoff date has been increased to… Continue Reading

Generative AI and libraries: 7 contexts “Libraries are engaging with AI in their educational, service and policy work. This post discusses seven contexts in which that work is taking place. This is the third of four posts on Generative AI: Generative AI and large language models: background and contexts Generative AI, scholarly and cultural language models, and the return of… Continue Reading

ChatGPT is a Remarkable Tool – For Experts

Amos Azaria, Rina Azoulay, Shulamit Reches; ChatGPT is a Remarkable Tool—For Experts. Data Intelligence 2023; doi: “This paper investigates the capabilities of ChatGPT as an automated assistant in diverse domains, including scientific writing, mathematics, education, programming, and healthcare. We explore the potential of ChatGPT to enhance productivity, streamline problem-solving processes, and improve writing style.… Continue Reading

Misinformation reloaded? Fears about the impact of generative AI on misinformation are overblown

Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review: “Many observers of the current explosion of generative AI worry about its impact on our information environment, with concerns being raised about the increased quantity, quality, and personalization of misinformation. We assess these arguments with evidence from communication studies, cognitive science, and political science. We argue that current concerns about… Continue Reading

How big is science’s fake-paper problem?

Nature: “The scientific literature is polluted with fake manuscripts churned out by paper mills — businesses that sell bogus work and authorships to researchers who need journal publications for their CVs. But just how large is this paper-mill problem? An unpublished analysis shared with Nature suggests that over the past two decades, more than 400,000… Continue Reading

Climate data can save lives. Most countries can’t access it.

Grist: “Earth just experienced one of its hottest, and most damaging, periods on record. Heat waves in the United States, Europe, and China; catastrophic flooding in India, Brazil, Hong Kong, and Libya; and outbreaks of malaria, dengue, and other mosquito-borne illnesses across southern Asia claimed tens of thousands of lives. The vast majority of these… Continue Reading

NASA’s free streaming platform launches this week. Here’s what to watch.

Popular Science: “Tired of paying increasingly hefty monthly subscription fees for your streaming services, only to scroll nearly as long as a movie’s runtime just to find something to watch? Well, your choices are only going to expand thanks to NASA’s new streaming channel. But at least when NASA+ launches on November 8, it won’t… Continue Reading

The Kid Should See This

“There’s just so much science, nature, music, art, technology, storytelling and assorted good stuff out there that my kids (and maybe your kids) haven’t seen. It’s most likely not stuff that was made for them… But we don’t underestimate kids around here. The Kid Should See This is a Webby Award-winning collection of 6,000+ kid-friendly… Continue Reading