ChatGPT Becomes ChatRepair to Automate Bug Fixing for Less


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The Register -- Boffins at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have enlisted ChatGPT, the OpenAI chatbot that responds to written instructions, to repair software bugs without breaking the bank. Chunqiu Steven Xia, graduate research assistant, and Lingming Zhang, an associate professor of computer science, give away the surprise ending in the title of their recent preprint paper, "Keep the Conversation Going: Fixing 162 out of 337 bugs for $0.42 each using ChatGPT."

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This story was published April 5, 2023.