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  • I love this! Excellent use of the technology and wonderful philosophical questions, Eugene.

    Jon Dron May 15, 2023 - 5:16pm

  • Critique of ChatGPT DIKW output

    Concerning DIKW and the data from example (3.1) [1]. Without human processing, the statements can be considered a set of singly-linked lists of symbols, therefore, the data [3][4]. 

    The data produces the following information after an initial conversion [3][4]. Further processing of the logical statements is possible.

    • 17-year-old ^ greater than 180 -> obese
    • 17-year-old ^ greater than 180 -> risk of heart disease
    • Tom -> 17-year-old ^ greater than 180 
    • Tom ->  worries about weight
    • Tom -> decreased appetite 
    • Tom -> know about obesity
    • Tom -> know about weight loss training 
    • Enrol in weight loss training -> know about weight loss training
    • Enrol in weight loss training -> NOT obese
    • Tom -> wants to go to the hospital

    The information establishes that Tom is obese, has a risk of heart disease, worries about weight, has a decreased appetite, knows about obesity, knows about weight loss training, and wants to go to the hospital.  The information row from the ChatGPT [2] establishes the information. 

    Does ChatGPT provide knowledge from the information? 

    The knowledge row [2] provides information in the following statements:

    “Obesity increases the risk of heart disease”

    “The weight loss training class is not suitable for Tom as he is considered obese”

    These statements can be derived from processing the initial information and are not knowledge [6][7]. The columns do provide actionable knowledge.

    ChatGPT did provide some words of wisdom, "knowing the right things to do” [7] by providing the statements “Maintaining a healthy weight is important for reducing the risk of heart disease” and “Making informed choices about weight management can improve health outcomes” [2]. 


    [1] Li, Y., & Duan, Y. (2023). The Wisdom of Artificial General Intelligence: Experiments with GPT-4 for DIKWP. arXiv preprint.

    [2] ChatGPT, personal communication, May 4, 2023

    [3] Ackoff, R. L., "From Data to Wisdom", Journal of Applies Systems Analysis, Volume 16, 1989 p 3-9






    Eugene Griffin May 6, 2023 - 10:19am

  • Hello Medison,

    Thanks for sharing this resource! Ethics is an important part of counselling. It ensures we protect the public and ourselves during service delivery. The resource you shared is for Canadian Certified Counsellors. I think it is a handy document to have if we are working as Canadian Certified Counsellors. In addition, different regulatory bodies usually provide their own ethical guidelines to their members, I would recommend professionals follow the recommendations and requirements of their own regulatory body to ensure they are ethically competent. 


    Chaohui Wang April 4, 2023 - 3:31pm

  • Have the Alberta Government not understand that the future trend of Learning is remote, globally. What kind of back-asswards government is in power currently on this day of October 23rd, 2022?

    Do they have no intellect about the future trends and are they not with the current times? Is seems that the youths are not sharing information with the decision makers or the decision makers are not keeping up to speed with technology and modern times. Sounds like the Alberta government needs an upliftment from back in times to more modern times. Have Covid not teach them any lesson? 

    Athabasca University have put Alberta on the world map, with students worldwide participating in programs at all levels. and all over the world. Had it not been for this Athabasca University, II would not have even thought about Alberta as a province of Canada. Are they looking for help to bring people to live there by enforcing in-class studies and removing or lessoning remote studies, well good luck with that. There are so much world class universities that are hungry for us as students. 

    When leaders fail to accomplish their goals the tend to force situations that would help them remain in power and this move to bolster and boldly enforce an action shows lack of leadership. Some people have brains to get into power and when they do get into power, they lose all their brains and become puppets to others. Whatever it takes to remain in power they will do it, even if it means going against their own manifesto and promises to the people who voted them into power, they will do it. They will forsake anything, everything and everyone in their quest for power and remain employed.

    It's a joke that politicians are game players, who don't care about the benefits but only focuses on the power struggle. The Alberta government seems to be thinking inside a black box, similar to the fish in an aquarium, where they cannot think outside the box. It is time to bring in more youths into government or other folks who can identify weaknesses and be more flexible to change. In this ever changing world of technology, losers and people who cannot or who deos not have the ability to change should be removed and replaced with stronger minded and people with a more futuristic mindset than those of older ones. Times have changed and will continue to change but it is our responsibility to put people who are qualified to lead us into the future, than to remain with the ones having the mindset of still riding donkeys for commuting. 

    Ashton Ali October 23, 2022 - 9:59pm