University apologises for email that ‘paraphrased’ ChatGPT

Officials at Vanderbilt University in the United States are apologising to students outraged that the university used ChatGPT to craft a consoling email after the mass shooting at Michigan State University, writes Will McDuffie for ABC News.

Last Thursday, administrators at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development sent an email to students and staff that noted, in small print at the bottom, that the message was a “paraphrase from OpenAI’s ChatGPT AI language model, personal communication”.

The email stressed the importance of “a safe and inclusive environment for all” and encouraged members of the college to “come together as a community”, and was written in clear, understandable prose. However, unlike a statement the day prior by the university’s vice provost, which seemed to use more personal language than the Peabody message, the Peabody email lacked a list of campus resources students could access to help them process their emotions.
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