Everyone from rabbis to judges are finding clever ways to use ChatGPT and increase their productivity. But heavy use of chatbot technology isn’t just limited to adults. Much to the disapproval of educators, students are also embracing these new artificial intelligence tools for AI cheating.
As incidents of students using ChatGPT for cheating continues to grow, the CEO of OpenAI has a message for everyone in the education industry worried about ChatGPT cheating: Adapt.
School Systems Are Banning ChatGPT And Other AI Tools
Teachers are obviously concerned about the rise of ChatGPT cheating. Public school systems in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Fairfax County Virginia, and many others, have already blocked ChatGPT from school networks. But banning ChatGPT at school can’t stop kids from using it at home, on smartphones, or via a VPN.
Yes, Lots Of School Kids Are AI Cheating Using Tools Like ChatGPT
AI cheating using tools like ChatGPT is becoming a real problem for teachers. In just a few months, ChatGPT has quickly become a favorite shortcut for students looking to save time doing their homework. Anyone who frequently uses ChatGPT has probably noticed how the system gets overloaded everyday around 3pm, after school is dismissed.
Savvy students can now use these new artificial intelligence tools to complete assignments in just a few minutes, instead of hours. But these students aren’t necessarily savvy enough to cover their tracks. According to a recent Study.com report, an alarming 26% of teachers have already caught a student AI cheating.
New Tools Emerge To Help Teachers Detect ChatGPT Cheating
As students continue to use AI tools like ChatGPT to cheat, a new industry of AI detection technology is also emerging. Tools like GPTZero enable teachers to quickly scan blocks of text and determine whether it was written by a human or an AI.
ChatGPT Boss Compares AI Technology To Calculators, And Tells Educations To “Adapt” To Its “Benefits”
In an interview with Connie Loizos, Sam Altman, the CEO of ChatGPT’s maker OpenAI had this to say to educators:
“Generative text is something we all need to adapt to. We adapted to calculators and changed what we tested for in math class. I imagine, this is a more extreme version of that, no doubt, but also the benefits of it are more extreme, as well.”
Altman believes that AI technology can revolutionize the way students learn and interact with their teachers in a more meaningful way. By using natural language processing, ChatGPT can understand and respond to questions in a way that is more conversational and engaging than traditional methods. According to Altman, ChatGPT could be a great way for teachers to help their students understand concepts in a more interactive way.
Altman also believes that ChatGPT can help teachers manage their classrooms more efficiently. By using automated responses, teachers can save time and energy that would otherwise be spent on answering student questions. This could free up more time for teachers to focus on other aspects of their job, such as lesson planning and assessment.
He has some valid points, but will the pros outweigh the cons of using AI the classroom?
Is There A Path Forward For Using AI At School?
ChatGPT is certainly an exciting development in the world of education. It could be a great way for teachers to engage with their students in a more meaningful way and manage their classrooms more efficiently.
But it will probably take a new generation of teachers to find new ways to adopt AI in the classroom. I can’t see the entire education system making a dramatic change in the favor of AI technology anytime soon. What about you?
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.