- Downvote this question, if in favor of allowing AI-generated content
- Upvote this question, if in favor of banning AI-generated content
As you may have noticed ChatGPT, a language model by OpenAI, has been made available. So it's AI-driven and you can ask it questions about all sorts of topics and it will give you answers, sometimes honoring and sometimes ignoring the constraints you gave it in your question.
For all the good and intriguing utility this can bring, it has been noticed that suddenly users started answering questions with content that was either clearly or supposedly AI-generated.
Now, what could be wrong about sharing answers from ChatGPT?
- typically ChatGPT isn't being attributed
- answers are often vague and for topics that have a lot of depth -- such as on our site -- can even be outright misleading
We could probably come up with variations of the above or even new items.
The point is that ChatGPT is (ab)used as an effortless way to answer questions -- but not attribute the "author" -- all the while subverting the gamification aspect of StackExchange, which also means that in the long run it may take away the fun for many of us.
Policy or not? Formalizing our stance ...
"Temporary policy: ChatGPT is banned" is the stance in the StackOverflow community. While all part of StackExchange, we have to make up our own minds about whether to adopt and formalize this very same policy for RE.SE or choose another path.
I think our stance should be formalized and published, such that we can refer to the site help regarding such issues.
How to go about this?
- Downvote this question if you are in favor of allowing AI-generated content
- Upvote this question if you are in favor of adopting the policy from StackOverflow
- Comment on the question for clarifications that may have to be added to the question itself
- Write an answer, describing (or detailing) your view(no matter if you voted on this question or not)
- NB: Answers should and will be upvoted or downvoted to "voice" agreement or disagreement with the views shared in them.
Use option 4 if you lean towards option 2 but wouldn't want to outright adopt the policy from StackOverflow. In this case, please detail what exactly you would want to have differently from their policy.
PS: ChatGPT is just the current fad, so I'd like our discussion to be regarding AI-generated content -- arguably this mainly affects answers -- in general and not only ChatGPT specifically.