With the latest GPT Chat version and related Open AI tools such as Playground, students will rely on AI tools more than ever. I wanted to experiment with a kind of AI literacy by asking students to ask the AI my exam questions (in a make-up exam for the History of Thought course) and edit the results. The AI may make up fictional sources to back up its reply even though the result is agreeable. I have checked some of the “academic sources” on a topic I was not very knowledgeable about. When I looked up the sources, they were not real. But the authors were real, and I could find their writings that fit in my scholarly pursuit. I wish it could offer real sources from the outset.
It is better on more general philosophical or historical topics, but when it comes to less-known persons’ biographies, it can create realistic fictive biographies. One should check out which sections are fiction and which are none.
I have started to list AI software that can be used in our content production here.
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