‘An inflection point rather than a crisis’: ChatGPT’s implications for higher ed

Though he always expected artificial intelligence to make waves in his field of digital humanities, Johns Hopkins assistant research professor Tom Lippincott said he was caught off guard by how quickly it happened.

Gearing up recently for a class teaching computational skills to humanists, Lippincott said, he was prepared to “go into my usual spiel” about the broad but limited abilities of machine learning. Then came the debut of ChatGPT, the revolutionary new humanlike language-processing tool. “So I was rewriting my first introductory lectures to say … maybe this is a bit of a threat—or an opportunity.”

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