ChatGPT and Higher Education

by Assistant Professor Dr Prihadi Kususanto,

Faculty of Psychology and Social Sciences (FPSS), University of Cyberjaya

ChatGPT, an acronym for “Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer,” is an artificial intelligence (AI) language model created by OpenAI. It is specifically designed to generate humanlike text in response to prompts, utilizing deep learning techniques to produce coherent and fluent responses to natural language inputs. Furthermore, the model is fine-tuned for a variety of natural language processing endeavors, such as language translation, text summarization, question answering, and text generation.

In general, anyone can use ChatGPT by opening it online and give it a prompt or question, and it will generate a response in human-like language. It is quite surprising to see how much the programme have learned, and how it responds to the questions we gave, as it can adjust its response based on how we want it to be. This is an example of how the programme responds to a question related to mental health theories, “Explain the interpersonal theory of suicide in a maximum of 40 words.”