John Naughton’s article on ChatGPT, The ChatGPT bot is causing panic now – but it’ll soon be as mundane a tool as Excel, inspired me to use it as the theme for the Digital Methods labs that I teach. It also seems sane that such tools will become part of the everyday.
So far, it has been used to search for social questions within search engines such as variants of automation anxiety in various sectors, such as software development and writing, and new mashups. It is worth thinking of these while doing some research but also trying to engage the students with the labs by using current themes. In the following weeks, the labs will develop the these themes and explore them.