A university in the United States has apologized after writing a condolence post on GPT about the shooting at Michigan State University last week.

According to local media such as Business Insider on Jan. 18, the Peabody College of Education office at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee sent an email to students regarding the Michigan State University shooting that occurred on Jan. 13.

"The recent mass shooting in Michigan reminds us of the importance of creating an inclusive environment where we need to take good care of each other," the five-paragraph email said, "and we must work to create a safe and inclusive environment for all."

At the end of the email, it included a quote from OpenAI's ChatGPT.

The secretariat wrote this email via chatGPT.

The students immediately protested fiercely.

Reece Kayat, a fourth-year student at Vanderbilt University whose brother attends Michigan State University, criticized the idea of having computers write messages about community, calling it "disgusting."

Another undergraduate, Jackson Davis, said he was disappointed that the bureau used ChatGPT in its response to the shooting.

As criticism grew, Associate Dean Nicole Joseph said, "We believe in the message of inclusion expressed in our emails, but the use of ChatGPT on behalf of our community in response to times of grief and tragedy also contradicts our university's values."

"This case, like all new technologies impacting education, gives us a chance to reflect on what we know and what we still need to learn about AI."

At least three people were killed and at least five were seriously injured in a mass shooting at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, Michigan, United States, on the afternoon of Jan. 5.

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