Webinar On-Demand: Will AI-Generated Text Kill Writing Assignments?

In this webinar, Dr. Craig Booth, Packback’s CTO and machine-learning expert, andĀ Jessica Tenuta, Packback CPO, meet to discuss the implications of AI text-generation models on education. This webinar provides practical suggestions for how instructors can modify assignments this Spring to adapt to the expanding popularity and accessibility of generative AI models like ChatGPT, and discuss their projections for how these models may change education on a 2-5 year horizon.

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Short Highlighted Clips from this Webinar

Special Announcement

In this clip, Jessica announces that Packback is releasing AI-generated text detection in both our discussions (Packback Questions) and essay platform (Deep Dives).

What does an answer from ChatGPT look like?

In this clip, Jessica compares the difference in how ChatGPT and Google would “answer” the same query.

What is GPT?

In this clip, Craig explains what “GPT” is, and explains how models like GPT work. He then explains the “chat” (application) in the term ChatGPT.

What is a Large Language Model?

In this clip, Craig explains what Large-Language Models are. These are a class of statistical models for language; GPT and BERT are examples of Large Language Models.


Webinar Slides

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This slide deck contains the recommendations that were made during this webinar for adapting existing assignments, and the ideas that were shared for new kinds of assignments that “assume” the use of ChatGPT.


Recommended Readings

Talking about Large-Language Models, by Murray Shanahan

OpenAI’s Press Release around ChatGPT

The College Essay is Dead. Published in the Atlantic

AI is Finally Good at Stuff…and That’s a Problem Published in Vox.


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