An imaginary conversation between Chomsky and ChatGPT: technology in the service of education or high-tech plagiarism?
Noam Chomsky is a world-renowned intellectual and linguist known for his contributions to the fields of linguistics, cognitive psychology, education, and political activism. In a recent interview, Noam Chomsky shared his thoughts on GPT-3 as a technological phenomenon that pertains to the current crisis in society and especially in contemporary education. In this paper, we imagine and test how GPT-3 itself, through ChatGPT, would “respond” to Chomsky’s philosophical judgments. To do this, as we did in another article, we will include the prompt with Chomsky’s reflection before GPT-3’s response.
In this article, we have decided to write in dialog with GPT-3 through ChatGPT so that you can understand the impacts to academic writing of using this new technology. Thus, all sections of the articles are divided into prompts with the response from GPT-3 in quotes. As you will see for yourself, there is an OpenAI policy geared towards academic use of the GPT-3 tool with ethical concerns regarding misuse and illegal uses.