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ChatGPT could make life easier - here's when it's worth it

By Tatum Hunter

18 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

OpenAI's chatbot, ChatGPT, has drawn a lot of criticism for its reported misuse while submitting college essays, code and more. The Washington Post looks at some ethical ways one can use it as well.

Steph Swanson's latest cover letter begins like this: "I am writing to beg for the opportunity to apply for the position of professional dog food consumer in the abandoned parking garage."

The rest of the letter - which you can read here if you've got a strong stomach - only gets darker as the applicant expounds on her desire to stuff herself with pet food in a secluded parking complex.

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