Trying out ChatGPT for language learning, programming, and whatever

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12 May, 2023

I've been interested in ChatGPT as people have been talking about it more and more lately, but I didn't have any ideas about what I might want to use it for - until I thought about using it for language practice.

It's terrible for providing factual information - ChatGPT doesn't know what's true and what's false, and it makes stuff up all the time.

However, what it's good at - what it primarily does - is recognize and mimic existing language patterns.

So, asking it for example sentences using specific vocabulary, or asking it to correct my writing, seemed like tasks it might be good at.

I'm going to try a bunch of things with ChatGPT - mostly language learning, but also some other things - and report my results here.