[R] Off-topic: ChatGPT Code Interpreter

Spencer Graves @pencer@gr@ve@ @end|ng |rom e||ect|vede|en@e@org
Mon Jul 17 21:13:16 CEST 2023

	  I don't know about ChatGPT, but Daniel Kahneman won the 2002 Nobel 
Memorial Prize in Economics,[1] even though he's not an economist, for 
his leadership in creating a new subfield in the intersection of human 
psychology and economics now called "behavioral economics".[2] Then in 
2009 Kahneman and Gary Klein published an article on, "Conditions for 
intuitive expertise: a failure to disagree", which concluded that expert 
intuition is learned from frequent, rapid, high-quality feedback. 
People you do not learn from frequent, rapid, high-quality feedback can 
be beaten by simple heuristics developed by intelligent lay people.[3] 
That includes most professions, which Kahneman Sibony and Sunstein call 

	  Kahneman Sibony and Sunstein further report that with a little data, 
a regression model can outperform a simple heuristic, and with massive 
amounts of data, artificial intelligence can outperform regression 

	  An extreme but real example of current reality was describe in an 
article on "Asylum roulette":  With asylum judges in the same 
jurisdiction with cases assigned at random, one judge approved 5 percent 
of cases while another approved 88 percent.[5] However, virtually all 
"respect-experts" are influenced in their judgements by time of day and 
whether their favorite sports team won or lost the previous day.  That 
level of noise can be reduced dramatically by use of appropriate 
artificial intelligence.

	  Spencer Graves








Daniel Kahneman; Olivier Sibony; Cass Sunstein (2021). Noise: A Flaw in 
Human Judgment (Little, Brown and Company).



On 7/17/23 1:46 PM, Bert Gunter wrote:
> This is an **off-topic** post about the subject line, that I thought
> might be of interest to the R Community. I hope this does not offend
> anyone.
> The widely known ChatGPT software now offers what  is called a "Code
> Interpreter," that, among other things, purports to do "data
> analysis."  (Search for articles with details.) One quote, from the
> (online) NY Times, is:
> "Arvind Narayanan, a professor of computer science at Princeton
> University, cautioned that people should not become overly reliant on
> code interpreter for data analysis as A.I. still produces inaccurate
> results and misinformation.
> 'Appropriate data analysis requires just a lot of critical thinking
> about the data,” he said.' "
> Amen. ... Maybe.
> (As this is off-topic, if you wish to reply to me, probably better to
> do so privately).
> Cheers to all,
> Bert
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