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Daily Archives: March 28, 2024

Using ChatGPT for homework is correlated with memory loss and bad grades

Fast Company: “The world is all abuzz about ChatGPT and the transformative powers it offers, but a new study published in the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education warns that generative AI may not be a great tool for students. Study author Muhammad Abbas, an associate professor at the FAST School of Management at the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences in Pakistan, told PsyPost that his inspiration for the research was based on his experiences as a professor. “For the last year, I observed an increasing, uncritical, reliance on generative-AI tools among my students for various assignments and projects . . . ” The researchers first developed a scale to measure ChatGPT use. Then they surveyed 494 university students in Pakistan on how much they used ChatGPT academically, their academic performance, procrastination, and memory loss. They conducted these surveys three times at an interval of one to two weeks…”

Harvard Law School Digitization Project Publishes Nearly 7 Million Court Cases Online

The Harvard Crimson: “The Caselaw Access Project published nearly seven million cases from the Harvard Law School’s collections online on March 8, concluding a nine-year process to digitize the HLS Library’s archive of court cases. The Caselaw Access Project, also known as CAP, aimed “to make all published U.S. court decisions freely available to the… Continue Reading

Failing at Change

Above and Beyond KM, Mary Abraham – LTA’s 2024 Catalyst Conference focused on leading change. “We live in a world of near-constant change yet most organizational change initiatives fail. Why aren’t we better at this? (This is Part 1 of a series catalyzed by ILTA’s Catalyst Conference.)…Over my next few posts, I want to unpack… Continue Reading

Key Ocean Current Contains a Warning on Climate

Nature – Five million years of Antarctic Circumpolar Current strength variability – Via Scientific Frontline:”It carries more than 100 times as much water as all the world’s rivers combined. It reaches from the ocean’s surface to its bottom, and measures as much as 2,000 kilometers across. It connects the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and… Continue Reading

Gaza Fatality Data Has Become Completely Unreliable

“Given the discrepancies in official Palestinian counts and their growing reliance on questionable data from media reports, the credibility gaps revealed by a previous Washington Institute study have become yawning chasms. Heated debates over the Palestinian death toll in the Hamas-Israel war tend to focus on the fact that widely cited fatality numbers make no… Continue Reading

Treasury Releases Report on Managing AI Specific Cybersecurity Risks in Financial Sector

“The U.S. Department of the Treasury released a report on Managing Artificial Intelligence-Specific Cybersecurity Risks in the Financial Services Sector. The report was written at the direction of Presidential Executive Order 14110 on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence. Treasury’s Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection (OCCIP) led the… Continue Reading