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Exploring GPTs: ChatGPT in a trench coat?
Simon Willison, Simon Willison’s Weblog, 2023/11/15


At last week's OpenAI DevDay the company announce something called 'GPTs' (an unnecessarily confusing name). These are applications that users can develop for themselves and hook into GPT-4 to provide various services. This page from Simon Willison is an excellent resource describing what they are and providing examples, like his 'Dejargonizer' (you get some screen shots, which is really important, because you can't use GPTs without a $20/month (US) account, and they're not accepting new accounts right now because of scaling issues). I'm especially looking forward to trying the Javascript interpreter.

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EDSAFE AI Alliance
EDSAFE AI, 2023/11/15


I don't know enough about the organbization to know whether they're doing good or harm, but I can say that they exist, they have a network of partners, and they offer a 'SAFE Benchmarks Framework' based on safety, accountability, fairness and efficacy, which seems tio suggest an approach to AI based on risk-aversion, for "educators, policymakers, and the education community." There are also fellowships, which "are six-month programs that support exceptional and impact-minded individuals by providing an outstanding platform to learn and work on questions of AI in education." No word on whether they pay you or whether you pay them (which to me seems to suggest the latter). Partners include Cengage, classDojo, D2L, etc.

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