There are many big questions being discussed in the Intellisphere these days. For instance, was that written by a person using their Natural Intelligence or by a computer program using Artificial Intelligence? That’s the question we’ll be looking at here on niorai.com.

Representing NI are we humans. When we have an idea, we have the ability to ponder it more fully, and the result might be the creation of some original material. A blog post, an essay, a short story, a poem, a novel, a thesis, an app code… something unique to us that we can put our name to and call our own.

Representing AI is a ChatBot. Chatbots are computer programs that mimic human conversation and make it easy for people to interact with online services using natural language. Bard, ChatGPT, Copilot or other generative AI tools, when asked to, can write code, write papers, or generate art. When calling on AI for assistance, one does not have to do the work involved in fleshing out creative ideas. They just have to instruct the program to create what they want and then they put their name on the result. Let the ChatBot do it, who’ll know?

Can you see the potential for controversy? (I like the Brit pronunciation – con-trov-er-sy.)

A lot of controversy regarding the use of AI to “create” comes up in the academia/education sector…when some students submit a ChatBot created work as their own work. To many, that’s called cheating.

 

Here are some links to stories/articles dealing with this issue.

AI can do your homework. Now what? “This presents a major challenge to educators, who now need to rethink their curriculum to either incorporate chatbot use or to attempt to deter it.”

Should schools ban or integrate generative AI in the classroom?

A quote from a college student on the Chronicle of Higher Education web site – “In reality, it’s very easy to use AI to do the lion’s share of the thinking while still submitting work that looks like your own.”

A college student created an app that can tell whether AI wrote an essay

AI vs. human writers – Who dominates the future of writing?

What constitutes creativity?

Is computational creativity possible? – is creativity a uniquely human skill?

There is a parallel discussion going about using AI tools to create images, also using a human written prompt.

Fact check: How can I spot AI-generated images?

 

In essence, we can create things ourselves, or we can ask a ChatBot to do it for us.

What would you do? NI or AI? Or can there be a combination of the two that is acceptable?

 

Check out the links below and the other site page links in the top Menu to read more.

 

Here’s a bit more about Human Intelligence.

Here’s some more about ChatBots.

 

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