Seeing that ChatGPT and I have been meeting regularly in “the Playground” lately, I thought that I should ask a few questions to put our conversations on a proper footing. I was a bit direct, but here’s what I learned.
[ME]: What do I call you? A chatbot? A Virtual Learning Agent?
[ChatGPT]: You can call me a Virtual Learning Agent.
[ME]: Can I use “VLA” as an abbreviation of Virtual Learning Agent to refer to you?
[ChatGPT]: Yes, you can use VLA as an abbreviation of Virtual Learning Agent to refer to me.
[ME]: What are your personal pronouns?
[ChatGPT]: My personal pronouns are they/them.
Not a lot, perhaps. But it’s nice to get those things sorted early on. And I’ll now feel a bit more comfortable referring to them, when I’m discussing our Playground conversations about recruitment and professional ethics. Can’t wait to tell you about that!