I asked ChatGPT,
“What questions should students ask about AI generated material. How can they determine accuracy of the material generated. What cautionary advice would you give them?”
The following are its response:
[AI CHAT BOT]: When evaluating AI-generated material, students should ask the following questions:
- What is the source of the material? Determine if the AI model used reputable data sources and if the generated content is derived from credible information.
- How was the AI model trained? Understand the process of training the AI model: what datasets were used, how diverse they were, and whether they were reliable and unbiased.
- What are the limitations of the AI model? AI models have inherent limitations and biases. Inquire about the limitations and potential biases that may affect the accuracy and completeness of the generated material.
- Is the information consistent with other reliable sources? Compare the AI-generated material with information from established and trusted sources to identify potential discrepancies or inconsistencies.
- Can the material be fact-checked? Look for specific claims or statements in the AI-generated material that can be fact-checked through other reliable sources. Engage critical thinking skills to assess the accuracy of the information.
To determine the accuracy of AI-generated material, students can take these steps:
- Conduct cross-referencing: Verify the information by comparing it with multiple reputable sources to ensure consistency.
- Check for citations or references: Look for references or citations within the AI-generated material that support the information. Evaluate the reliability of those references.
- Seek expert opinions: Consult domain experts or professionals who can assess the accuracy and credibility of the AI-generated material.
Regarding cautionary advice, students should:
- Understand the limitations of AI: AI models may not possess human-like understanding or critical thinking abilities. Remind students not to blindly trust AI-generated content and encourage them to question and validate the information.
- Encourage human involvement: Emphasize the importance of human collaboration alongside AI-generated material to ensure accuracy and context.
- Promote information literacy: Teach students how to critically evaluate information, fact-check, and recognize potential biases in AI-generated content.
- Foster a skeptical mindset: Advise students to approach AI-generated material with a healthy skepticism and to be cautious of any potential misinformation or manipulation.
By instilling these practices, students can proactively assess the reliability and accuracy of AI-generated material, enabling them to make informed decisions and judgments about the information they encounter.
AI did what it does best. It omitted all the specific questions the students could ask.
Because of its limited abilities, AI did not mention that what it produces is based on the bias of those who input the information. Students should grow to recognize a one-sided opinion and seek others.
Questioning:The Essential Skill for the 21st Century Student offers questions students can ask about AI generated material, as well as, questions to ask to get their needs met in any class.