ChatGPT is not the enemy of teachers, it will change their lives

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As with many other professions, ChatGPT could dramatically change the practice of teaching.

ChatGPT is not the enemy of teachers, it will change their lives

Has ChatGPT become a teacher's nightmare? This is the question we were asking ourselves recently, as this AI has pushed some students to cheat on their homework. But this language model is not limited to this aspect, it should enormously change the teaching profession.

The school revolutionized by ChatGPT ?

How ? By saving their working time on certain tasks such as answering e-mails or answering certain basic questions from students. Some American teachers are also convinced that, with certain improvements, tools like ChatGPT could provide concrete feedback to certain students and identify the subjects on which they could progress.

It would also be able to respond to the complaints of certain parents. Teachers could then refocus on the mission that has always been theirs: to teach students that they can use later.

But the impact of AI will not stop there. Stephen Lockyer, a British professor, demonstrated this in a Twitter thread. AIs such as ChatGPT and DALL-E are incredible tools for preparing a lesson.

ChatGPT notably helped him design lesson plans devoted to teaching about volcanoes. If the proposal for this tool is still debatable, the AI ​​only took a minute to design it, while a teaching would have taken several hours. He also used the OpenAI system to prepare questions and test his students' understanding of a specific topic.

He also relied on DALL-E for a history lesson. He made six modern robot portraits of the six wives of King Henry VIII, the opportunity to better capture the attention of students, and to make his lesson more dynamic.

A new weapon against cheating

Of course, the future is not written, and these tools will soon be paying. It therefore remains to be seen whether the National Education will agree to pay to use them. As for cheating on homework, OpenAI is already working on a system to better spot plagiarism.

The idea is to add “a secret and imperceptible signal  » to his texts which shows that they were written by a machine and not by humans. This indicia (or watermark) will not be noticeable to the general public, but anyone with the cryptographic key will be able to spot it. Some, however, doubt the effectiveness of such a measure, and believe that it could be easily circumvented.

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