What does ChatGPT mean for the open source community?

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The open source community thrives on the genuine interest in sharing. That’s something ChatGPT cannot emulate.

Machine learning and “artificial intelligence” is on a lot of people’s minds right now, largely because of ChatGPT. With its widely-available public demonstration, the not-so-aptly named OpenAI group (ChatGPT is not open source) has shown the public that when you point a whole cloud of computing power back at the internet, you can generate believable text about nearly any subject. As many people have pointed out, there’s a big difference between “believable” and “correct” of course, but on a superficial level it seems like ChatGPT is a valid source of surface-level summary output…