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We cannot deny it or ignore it. the revolution has arrived

Artificial intelligence is here to stay. We are living and witnessing a disruptive transformation in education, writing, and beyond.

It was with astonishment that, in the 24th edition of Correntes d'Escritas, I listened to Afonso Reis Cabral, having as a basis for conversation the verse if the real seems to me to be an unequal thing, from the poem «Alexandrínicos Dilemas», present in the work “O Olhar Diagonal das Graças”, by Ana Luísa Amaral, to reflect on the chatbot — the computer program that simulates a human being in conversation, who «writes like someone who is not someone, devoid of the true human and literary dimension».

For Afonso Reis Cabral, «it is Literature that works as an approximation to the other, no matter how different he may be, because art is there to embrace misunderstandings».

I agree with the writer. The machine will not replace the deep, aesthetic, emotional, unpredictable look that the human mind achieves in the field of creativity, but it will help in several ways. It's impossible to stop this high-speed train. The secret lies in mastering AI with a critical attitude, without taking responsibility for our role.

Let's see what ChatGPT answers me when I ask him:

How can ChatGPT help me?

ChatGPT is a language model developed by OpenAI, which uses a neural network architecture to generate responses to questions and comments in natural language. The model was trained on a large amount of linguistic data to learn to understand and generate text on a variety of topics, from science and technology to culture and history. ChatGPT is able to answer questions and provide useful information in several languages, including Portuguese. As a language model, it is able to understand the user's intent and provide relevant and accurate answers, helping people to obtain information and clarify doubts.»
As a language model, ChatGPT can help you in many ways. I can answer questions in many areas, such as history, geography, science, technology, culture, among others. In addition, I can help you clarify doubts about the Portuguese language, such as grammar and spelling, or translate texts in different languages. If you need recommendations, I can help you find solutions to problems or recommend places to visit, restaurants to try, and more. In short, I'm here to help you with whatever information you need and to provide you with accurate and reliable answers.
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When we are interested in a certain topic, it seems that the universe conspires in our favor, and, in my e-mail box, following this «awakening to AI» in Correntes d'Escritas, I was invited to attend to the webinar free «Tools assisted by Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Opportunities for Learning», organized by «Forma-te – the training and trainers portal».

In a virtual room full of teachers, trainers and other teaching professionals, the comments on the chat reflected a mixture of concern for the future of teaching and admiration for the versatility of this generative AI, capable of generating new data, such as text, images, video or music through a request (prompt) given by the user.

It all depends on prompt, from the initial entry and a brave new world (or not) of knowledge will become available. Never neglect critical thinking, cross-check sources, and if necessary, rephrase the question. Because machines make mistakes too.

I asked ChatGPT a new question:

How can ChatGPT support a student's learning process?

ChatGPT can support a student's learning process in many ways. Here are some suggestions:
1. Provide Answers to Questions: ChatGPT can answer questions that the student might have about a certain subject. The student can ask about anything from basic concepts to advanced topics and ChatGPT can help clear up any questions the student might have.
2. Explain concepts: ChatGPT can explain concepts in a clearer and easier way for the student to understand. He can provide examples, analogies, and graphics to help illustrate concepts.
3. Provide Feedback: ChatGPT can provide feedback to the student about their work. For example, if the student writes an essay, ChatGPT can review the essay and provide feedback on structure, grammar, logic, and clarity.
4. Stimulate critical thinking: ChatGPT can ask questions that stimulate student critical thinking. He can ask the student to reflect on a certain subject, consider different points of view and present convincing arguments.
5. Provide resources: ChatGPT can provide additional resources for student to study and learn. It can provide links to articles, videos, and other sources that may be helpful to the student.
6. Personalize learning: ChatGPT can personalize learning for the student, adapting to their learning pace and providing specific feedback and resources that meet the individual needs of the student.
In summary, ChatGPT can support a student's learning process by providing answers to questions, explaining concepts, providing feedback, encouraging critical thinking, providing resources, and customizing learning to meet individual student needs.
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We cannot deny it or ignore it. The revolution has arrived.

Recently, “Time” magazine dedicated its cover to ChatGPT and addressed the topic of the impact of AI in the world. That's the secret: to stay informed, updated. The rest we will discover along the way.




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