“Cole needed a letter of recommendation recently so he turned to an old family friend who, in turn, used ChatGPT to generate the letter, which he thought was remarkably good.”

🔗 … which in turn prompted Bob Cringely to write this article.. It has all the usual caveats we see in article after article, although this time talking about how ChatGPT was used to generate that letter of recommendation. In Bob’s opinion it lacked the important personal touch. All good, not wrong.

He then writes .. without irony that I can see

“Even if ChatGPT was allowed access to my old friend’s email boxes, it would only learn about his style and almost nothing about Cole, with whom he’s communicated, I think, twice.”

He doesn’t explain how someone without AI help could write a food personal recommendation for someone they have communicated with twice.