Chatbots and DEI

Turns out I’m not the only person who discovered that ChatBot GPT is great for drafting meaningless bureaucratic texts:

The letter from the Peabody College’s office of diversity, equity, and inclusion expressed regret about the Michigan tragedy, in which a gunman killed three students and left five others in critical condition last week. The note, signed by associate and assistant deans of the college, included an attribution attached to the bottom that read, “Paraphrase from OpenAI’s ChatGPT AI language model, personal communication, February 15, 2023.”

Some people on campus are pouting as if the problem were the use of the chatbot and not the very existence of the office of diversity, equity and inclusion with its silly, pre-canned statements.

My administrators love sending these condolence messages sometimes for weirdest reasons. I wish they quit altogether. The world will be a better place when we outsource both the reading and the writing of such messages to the AI. Chatbots can spout long, sensitive perorations filled with cliches and written in perfect bureaucratese at each other and leave humans in peace.


One thought on “Chatbots and DEI

  1. Somehow, having a robot AI device write your letter of condolence is about as insensitive as sending your dog to attend your friend’s funeral.


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