Day archives: February 14th, 2023

The Efficacy of ChatGPT: Is it Time for the Librarians to Go Home?

In preparation for a presentation about race and academic libraries, Curtis Kendrick, formerly Dean and currently Binghamton University Libraries Faculty and Staff mentor, tried ChatGPT (Jan 9 version) to see what it (they?) had to say. He was curious about how it worked and how accurately it responded to queries. For our consideration, Kendrick offers his analysis of this interaction.

Subjects: AI, KM, Libraries & Librarians, Search Engines, Search Strategies, Technology Trends

What the First Amendment really says – 4 basic principles of free speech in the US

Lynn Greenky, Associate Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Syracuse University delves into Elon Musk’s claim that he believes in free speech no matter what. He calls it a bulwark against tyranny in America and promises to reconstruct Twitter, which he now owns, so that its policy on free expression “matches the law.” Yet his grasp of the First Amendment – the law that governs free speech in the U.S. – appears to be quite limited. And he’s not alone.

Subjects: Communications, Free Speech, Legal Research, Social Media, United States Law

ChatGPT: What It Is And Why It Matters To Lawyers

Attorney and legal technologist Nicole Black cautions user that ChatGPT is a great start, but that’s all it is. No matter what you’re using ChatGPT for, whether for personal or professional reasons, you’ll need to have a full understanding of the topic at hand and thoroughly review, edit, and supplement the draft language it provides you.

Subjects: AI, Education, KM, Search Engines, Search Strategies, Technology Trends