Did you realize that it’s only been about ten months since ChatGPT was released to the public? Seems like a lot longer, right?
I can’t say I was surprised by the reaction to the latest “society threatening” technology, especially from my colleagues in the education community.
This is Independence Day here in the US. Most just call it the Fourth of July, like we own that particular spot on the calendar.
Regardless of how we might want to co-opt exclusive use of the date, I’m pretty sure the rest of the world is largely ignoring us today and going about their usual business.
Although we’ve been teaching kids to write programs for computers since the first day we brought them into the classroom, it’s only been relatively recently that we heard the call from educators, politicians, and pundits to have coding for all!
Maybe we should even have every kid train to become an app developer, because that’s where the money was going. Or something like that.
What is the cost of artificial intelligence?
I have a free account on ChatGPT but, as this episode from the Marketplace Tech podcast (and many other sources) remind us, “just because a service doesn’t charge users doesn’t mean it doesn’t have costs”.
Continuing on the theme of technology hype, a tech columnist for the Post reminds us of the over-the-top hoopla that surrounded the rollout of 5G a few years ago.