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VE1DX
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This thing is good at debugging Python (and most other languages.)  I put some fairly complicated functions in, and it usually finds the problem.  Is this another fad (I'm thinking back to Turbo Prolog released around 1985-1986, which may or may not still be around and supported by a different vendor.)

It looks like ChatGPT is far better, but I wonder if it's a game-changer.

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I suspect they are using the general population to beta test this for free, but if/when it takes off, it'll likely cost a significant amount.

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@ve1dx People I respect are saying this is the primitive version. Once these create ALL your news, the nonsense leading up to Jan 6 will look like a tea party. Our grandchildren will have to learn to live with these, or it will be the end. Many pundits have said AI is the biggest threat, and since I also remember Prolog and dismissed it was not convinced. I am glad I won't live long enough to see what happens.

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VE1DX
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@zander, I tend to share your concerns. However, it's clear this isn't the whole package, and it's probably alpha or beta testing something bigger. We're 'old school' 3-GL programmers who grew up in the infancy of computers. While we either have to give up or embrace modern object-oriented languages and even what the Internet has morphed into, it's hard to trust the 21st-century concepts that we really do not fully understand (or at least I do not.)

Technology like ChatGPT is likely extracting more information about us than we realize. Either way, we can try to stumble along or give up and try to continue coding in Assembly, Fortran, Pascal and C. I don't intend to use AI more than necessary, but it is the future wave.

It's not my intent to digress into a philosophical discussion about the pros and cons of this. Bill has a beautiful site here and produces excellent videos. I was soliciting thoughts on something perhaps too controversial for older coders and hardware people like you and me.


   
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Lee G
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@ve1dx 

While I have to admit I have not played with ChatGPT (yet). I can see both its advantages and (many?) disadvantages. There has been much discussion about how it will effect our younger generations in not being able to critically think for themselves, cheating on homework/tests, etc. IMO, some of that remains to be seen.

I’m curious about it’s possibilities and will most likely “play” with it at some point in the near future. I don’t think we should write it off as just the latest fad. I do believe it is the wave of the future and (may) prove it's usefulness many times over at some point in the future. My two cents worth…

Lee - WB5DTU


   
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robotBuilder
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@ve1dx 

Perhaps those that post questions here might post them to this ChatGPT instead and compare how helpful it is?

 


   
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