OpenAI to integrate ChatGPT chatbot in classrooms

OpenAI is exploring the integration of its ChatGPT chatbot into classrooms. Initially seen as a tool for cheating, teachers are now recognizing its potential benefits.

Real robotic hand with big pencil. Concept of AI-powered chatbot development

OpenAI is considering the integration of its widely embraced ChatGPT chatbot into educational environments, aiming to harness transformative technology for learning purposes. Insights into this ambitious endeavour were shared by Brad Lightcap, Chief Operating Officer at OpenAI, during the INSEAD Americas Conference.

The company plans to form a team to explore how ChatGPT can be seamlessly incorporated into educational environments with a focus on promoting responsible AI use in learning settings.

The launch of ChatGPT initially raised concerns among the academic community about cheating and plagiarism. However, an increasing number of educators recognised its benefits for students in just a few months, leading OpenAI to delve deeper into its educational applications.

OpenAI actively collaborates with educators, forming partnerships with education groups such as Khan Academy and collaborating with Schmidt Futures to provide grants to education groups in underserved communities. The company strives to inform educators about ChatGPT’s capabilities, potential benefits, and ongoing efforts to enhance its applications in educational settings.

How can AI assist in the classroom?

IF used responsibly, AI has the potential to optimise education by tailoring learning experiences and aiding both students and educators in various aspects of teaching and learning. It can assist in the classroom by personalising learning, automating teacher administrative tasks, providing adaptive learning experiences, and offering 24/7 student support through chatbots or virtual assistants.