The website Stack Overflow, where developers can ask and answer coding questions, has temporarily banned the use of text generated by ChatGPT, a chatbot released by Open AI last week.
On the GPT-3 language model from OpenAI, ChatGPT is based. People quickly learned that while it responds to questions in a “human-adjacent” manner, there may be errors in the solutions it provides. Since its debut, it has been asked to write new code and fix coding errors.
The chatbot can also request more context when a human asks it to fix coding issues, as OpenAI demonstrates in examples. However, according to Open AI, ChatGPT occasionally provides “plausible-sounding but inaccurate or nonsensical answers.”