Coding with AI: Experiments with GPT-4
Dr. Russ Poldrack
Thursday, 27 April 2023, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Big Data Institute, BDI Seminar Room 0, Oxford Population Heath, University of Oxford
Large language models have proven to be highly effective programming assistants, and GPT-4 has achieved human-level performance on coding challenges. I will present some analyses of GPT-4 coding performance in the context of data science and statistics problems, and demonstrate its potential utility to improve programmer effectiveness as well as its shortcomings. I will also discuss ethical and educational issues surrounding the use of these models for coding and highlight a road forward towards effective use of these tools in service of rigorous research.