ChatGPT is a phenomenon that is causing both concern and excitement in academic circles. The concern is about students being tempted to use the AI to write their essays. The excitement is about students learning to critique what the AI program writes in response to questions. There is also conversations about whether AI can mark students assignments! I enjoyed reading this article by Mark Schaefer on Medium outlining 20 Entertaining Uses of ChatGPT You Never Knew Were Possible.
I like asking the AI questions, to see what comes up. I am teaching a course about Global Maternal Health so thought I'd ask it "what's happening with Global Maternal Health". The response was:
A reasonable overview but no mention of the Sustainable Development Goals, although the WHO goal to reduce maternal mortality ratio by 2030 is a nod in their direction.
I then asked 'What can we do locally to improve maternal health?' The response was:
Improving maternal health requires a multi-faceted approach that involves various stakeholders, including healthcare providers, policymakers, community organizations, and individuals. Here are some actions that can be taken locally to improve maternal health: