Dr. Kendra Gaines, Editor-in-Chief, IJHC
A short time ago I had never heard of something called ChatGPT. Since then, however, it seems to have taken the academic world by storm. Conversations about it are occurring frequently, and I see articles on the topic almost everywhere. Reactions range from despair (“Plagiarism will become the norm!”) to optimistic assessment (“We’ll be able to save so much time!”), in combination with side remarks about how the AI writing system misuses commas and supplies inaccurate references. What is a dedicated researcher to think about all this? Is the end of the world in fact nigh?