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ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence — Friend or Foe?

In a February 7, 2023, video report (below), investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald reviewed the promise, and threat, posed by ChatGPT, 1 , 2   the "latest and greatest" chatbot powered by artificial intelligence (AI). "GPT" stands for "generative pretrained transformer," and the "chat" indicates that it's a chatbot. The first GPT platform was created by OpenAI in 2018. The current version was released at the end of November 2022, and it took internet users by storm, acquiring more than 1 million users in the first five days. 3  Two months after its release, there were more than 30 million users. 4 ChatGPT uses "machine learning" — statistical pattern finding in huge datasets — to generate human-like responses in everyday language to any question asked of it. It basically works by predicting what the next word in a sentence ought to be based on previous examples found in the massive amounts of d