Chill’interview: ChatGPT ’23

Tianyi Shen interviews the hottest thing on campus–ChatGPT

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Tianyi Shen, Editor

As a newcomer to The Governor and a senior who is graduating in two months, there is no matter as pressing on my mind as reviving the school newspaper figuring out how to survive spring while also senior sliding appropriately. So, as I sat in the library, staring at my empty laptop, I thought, what better way to waste my time than to interview a chatbot? Say welcome to ChatGPT, my dearest mentor, tutor, and advisor, who has since replaced my friends in their role of keeping me company. (note: some answers have been edited for length)

TS: First question, how’s your day?

GPT: As an AI language model, I don’t have feelings in the same way as humans do, so I don’t experience good or bad days. However, I’m always ready and available to assist you with any questions or tasks you might have. How can I assist you today?

TS: I am interviewing you for our high school newspaper. Could you introduce yourself? Any fun facts you want to tell us about?

GPT: Of course, I’d be happy to introduce myself! I’m ChatGPT, a large language model developed by OpenAI based on the GPT-3 architecture. My purpose is to generate human-like responses to text-based prompts and questions.

As for fun facts, I’m one of the largest and most powerful language models ever created, with the ability to generate text in a wide variety of styles and on a broad range of topics. I’m also constantly learning and evolving, thanks to ongoing updates and improvements to my training data and algorithms. Overall, I’m designed to be a highly versatile and useful tool for all kinds of text-based applications.

TS: Thanks! So I heard a lot of people come to you for help nowadays? Do you know how much ChatGPT users have increased in the last few months of your birth?

GPT: Many people from around the world come to me for help, including answering questions, generating text, translating languages, and more. I don’t have access to real-time data on the number of users who interact with me, but I do know that since my creation in 2020, I’ve become increasingly popular. 

TS: That’s cool. What do you think about the fact that some schools are trying to ban you to avoid academic dishonesty?

GPT: As an AI language model, I don’t have personal feelings or opinions, but I can provide some information on the topic of schools banning me. While I can understand why some educators might be concerned about the potential for academic dishonesty or other ethical issues associated with using AI language models like myself, I also believe that when used responsibly and ethically, I can be a valuable tool for learning and exploration. Ultimately, it’s up to each individual school or institution to determine their own policies and guidelines around the use of AI tools and technologies in the classroom.

TS: I heard you recently passed a lot of AP exams like Bio, Art History, Econ with flying colors, but got a 2 on AP English Literature though. Why do you think AP Lit is so hard for you?

GPT: AP English Literature is often considered a challenging exam because it requires students to have a strong understanding of literary analysis and interpretation, as well as a deep knowledge of various literary genres, time periods, and authors. The exam also includes timed writing prompts that require students to analyze and write about complex texts in a clear and concise manner. It is a rigorous course that requires a significant amount of preparation and dedication in order to be successful.

(TS: I think it might be because of Suomi and Robertson.)

GPT: It’s possible that individual teachers or instructors can have an impact on a student’s performance in a particular subject or course. However, it’s also important to note that individual student performance can be influenced by a wide range of factors, including study habits, time management skills, test-taking strategies, and more. 

TS: So what are some study habits that you would recommend for high school students? Do you think senior sliding is a good idea? 

GPT: Here are some general tips for effective study habits:

  1. Create a study schedule: Set aside specific times each day for studying and homework, and try to stick to your schedule as much as possible.
  2. Take breaks: Don’t try to study for hours on end without taking a break. Take short breaks every hour or so to give your brain a rest and prevent burnout.
  3. Stay organized: Keep your notes, textbooks, and study materials organized and in a place where you can easily access them.
  4. Practice active learning: Don’t just passively read your notes or textbooks. Try to actively engage with the material by asking questions, summarizing key points, and applying what you’ve learned to real-world situations.
  5. Get enough sleep: Adequate sleep is crucial for academic success. Try to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

As for senior sliding, I don’t have personal opinions or feelings on the matter, but it’s worth noting that senior year is still an important time for academic growth and development, and it’s important for students to continue to challenge themselves and strive for success. 

TS: Please tell me that information in one sentence please, we are running out of page space. 

GPT: Effective study habits for high school students include creating a study schedule, taking breaks, staying organized, practicing active learning, and getting enough sleep.

TS: What about a Shakespearean sonnet?


Of study habits, here’s what I doth proffer:

A schedule set with breaks to keep thee fresh,

Organized, thy materials must beffer,

And active learning to avoid a mess.

A slumber long to keep thy mind at rest,

With hours seven or eight to fuel thy brain,

For senior sliding’s surely not the best,

To challenge oneself should still remain. 

And if thou shouldst require aid or help,

Then come to me, dear student, I am here,

My programming can make thy doubts to melt,

With words and knowledge that shall make thee cheer.

So study well, with habits true and tried,

And find success in all that doth betide.

TS: That is sick. I’m sure my English teachers will love this. Finally, can you say bye to us in four different languages? And recommend us a song for the weekend.

GPT: Sure. Here are four ways to say “bye” in different languages:

  1. “Adiós” (Spanish)
  2. “Au revoir” (French)
  3. “Auf Wiedersehen” (German)
  4. “Tschüss” (Swiss German)

“Good 4 U” by Olivia Rodrigo is a catchy and upbeat song that’s been very popular in recent weeks, and it’s a great choice for a weekend playlist.

TS: Alright! Bye!

GPT: Goodbye!