AI generates AI
The computing platform Noteable recently created a plugin that allows interaction with ChatGPT. I opened a notebook, then dropped a dataset. I asked ChatGPT to generate the code in #Rstats to create an AI model on this data set. 30 seconds later, I had an optimized code. It's sick. It completely (and positively) upsets the way of teaching numerical computations. Rather than focusing on writing code, teaching should now focus more on the importance
- to ask the right questions and
- to understand the meaning of the answers
In a survey of 791 articles in 5 scientific journals, about half of the articles misinterpreted the notion of p-value, yet a gold standard in science (for the wrong reasons). We will be able to really focus on training critical thinking and put aside the ability to type code!