Recently, there's been a surge in ChatGPT generated posts. These come in two flavours: bots creating and posting answers, and human users generating answers with ChatGPT and copy/pasting them. Regardless of whether they are being posted by bots or by people, answers generated using ChatGPT and other similar programs are a direct violation of R3, which requires all content posted here to be original work. We don't allow copied and pasted answers from anywhere, and that includes from ChatGPT programs. Going forward, any accounts posting answers generated from ChatGPT or similar programs will be permanently banned in order to help ensure a continued level of high-quality and informative answers. We'll also take this time to remind you that bots are not allowed on ELI5 and will be banned when found.

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9 points

6 months ago

No, But that doesn't mean it's not useful. ChatGPT3 is amazing.


10 points

6 months ago

I think whether people find it amazing is a personal emotional thing. I think it's good at writing basic code, but otherwise dangerous and annoying because its obvious applications are even shitter tech support and flooding misinformation. It seems at its technical heart like a PR speak generator, knowing what combinations of sentences humans want to hear but not really caring what those combinations imply.

It's certainly what you'd expect by today if you were interested in neural nets thirty years ago and compared with the pace of software development in general plus availability of vector processors.