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AI is strong medicine

2024-03-25 18:21:36.673232+01 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

I'm thinking right now about all of those anecdotes that doctors, especially those who've done work in developing nations, tell about medicine with awful side effects, but that patients seek out because those side effects make them feel like it's working...

RT Ted Kaminski @tedinski@hachyderm.io

@inthehands This has been my near-universal experience with junior developers using ChatGPT.

It somehow *feels* amazingly productive and helpful to them. One mentee did a mini-postmortem on a project that didn't go well, and really, really, powerfully struggled with the cognitive dissonance between "chatgpt helped me be so productive, really useful!" and "I just spent 2 weeks instead of 2 hours on a task because I asked chatgpt instead of reading the documentation."

RT inthehands@hachyderm.io Paul Cantrell @inthehands@hachyderm.io

@tedinski It reminds me of a study I saw once (wish wish wish I had the link now) that compared lecture-based sit-and-listen classroom instruction with hands-on activity-based instruction. They found that the active, activity-based learning led to much better comprehension and retention (duh), but immediately after the class, students •felt• like they’d learned more from the lecture. There’s something infectious about passively listening to a voice with an air of confidence.

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