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Read about it in last night's Evening Standard for 1st time.

I used ChatGPT to research my dissertation — here’s why it’s fine | Evening Standard

It is truly amazing AI. See this:

No wonder scientific journals etc. are having to ban its use. Makes you wonder how things will be in 50 or 100 years from now. Like Blade Runner or Terminator I expect.

[Edit] by complete coincidence I've just seen this: Generative AI: The ultimate double-edged sword for accountants | AccountingWEB

and this: No Accounting for Tech ep7: How can ChatGPT help accountants? | AccountingWEB


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By rmillaree
27th Jan 2023 12:24

Thankfully i am of the age where i would love it if i was replaced by a machine better than me. My employer would particuyalrly love it - i suspect everyone would be happy if we simply taxes these machines too so we can all go off and start enjoying ourselves.

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By zebaa
27th Jan 2023 12:48

Perhaps you might be less keen if you then had to live on state benefit. Just to be clear this is comment is intended with some levity. Change in working practice has been constant, as the local Luddites found out two hundred years ago. Maybe it’s best just to have a second string to your bow.

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John Toon
By John Toon
27th Jan 2023 13:11

Tremendously exciting opportunities abound with chatbots and AI only makes them more appealing. Have just seen that Timworks have started to integrate ChatGPT into their product for answering all those mundane, repeating queries we get from clients which looks extremely promising.

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Locutus of Borg
By Locutus
29th Jan 2023 14:20

I first started using it before Christmas. It is extremely impressive in the way that it can produce multiple versions of succinct, grammatically correct and pseudo-intelligent text, in just a matter of seconds.

It is fascinating how it manages to generate plausible-sounding answers without inherently understanding the question, just by analysing the linkages between billions of examples of training text.

On questions of fact, it often gives a sensible answer, although can quite often give a plausible-sounding, but wrong (occasionally horrendously wrong) answer. On some niche subjects, unsurprisingly, it is rather generic.

Broadly, it's what I always wanted Alexa and Siri to be.

In the coming decade, I can see it becoming *really* useful, when it will start suggesting solutions to complex problems and explaining in detail the methodology.

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