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Drawbacks of Using ChatGPT to Help With Computer Science Assignments

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There are four drawbacks you should consider in particular when thinking about consulting ChatGPT for your computer science assignments:

  • Overreliance on AI: Students who rely heavily on ChatGPT may have a limited ability to understand the material or develop the critical thinking & problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in the field of computer science.
  • Limited Scope of Feedback: While ChatGPT can provide feedback instantaneously, it will be basic feedback in terms of the assignment in particular. Ultimately, the teachers will always provide the best feedback.
  • Technical Limitations: While ChatGPT can handle some advanced coding problems, it is still in its early days & has a long way to go before deciphering & understanding multi-modular code all in one go.
  • Lack of Interaction: ChatGPT is a robot, not a human being. As such, the long-term impact of the experience with ChatGPT will not replace the long-term positive impact of working one-on-one with a human instructor to solve coding challenges.

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