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Humanist Archives: March 25, 2023, 6:12 a.m. Humanist 36.476 - outwitting heart-less ChatGPT...

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 476.
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        Date: 2023-03-24 14:30:54+00:00
        From: Henry Schaffer <>
        Subject: Free eBook on adjusting writing assignments in response to AI

Many faculty members are feeling anxious about coping with AI generated
writing. Here is a resource which, IMHO, appears to be worth reviewing for
any teaching involving writing assignments.


P.S. I've experimented with ChatGPT and found it to do a decent job of
writing. After a discussion with an Episcpalian friend who has been
repeatedly asked to give the Sunday morning sermon in his church, I asked
ChatGPT to write a sermon and sent it to him. He responded that he had sat
through many worse sermons, but that this sermon didn't have "heart". I
don't know exactly what he meant - and perhaps I should pay for a ChatGPT+
account so I could ask for the AI to revise the sermon and put in some
Oh, I've applied for a Bard account and am on the waiting list.

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