ChatGPT is a chatbot trained using the GTP-3 language model. It uses language processing to generate responses to user input in conversational manner. Provides informations and assist with tasks within the limitations of its programming. It isn’t using real data yet, but that probably will happend in a next year.
Open AI’s CEO Sam Altman claims that: “ChatGPT is incredibly limited but good enough at some things to create a misleading impression of greatness. It’s a mistake to be relying on it for anything important right now.”
What the opportunities are created? Chat GPT’s writting skills are on the level of high school student satisfied with grade B. In other words, those good students will be able to use it as a tool to facilitate their work, it will be an addition which they will polish. While students without these abilities can completely rely on this and may not consider it as cheating, but as working smarter. Who will do it with a tool that can solve any task in a few seconds? And with gained extra free time do whatever you want. Then schools have to introduce innovative solutions, and also focus more attention into learning and work during school time, not outside of it, because homework is becomming useless.
But why do teachers assign so much writting homework to us? Why is it so important? Writing essays is a process of expressing one’s thoughts, ideas, and opinions on a particular topic in the form of a written document. It is a way to demonstrate one’s understanding of the topic, as well as their ability to articulate their thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively also to improve comunicational skills, develop critical thinking, demonstrate and improve research skills.
Education Department of USA says that: “While the tool may be able to provide quick and easy answers to questions, it does not build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, which are essential for academic and lifelong success.” and that may be sharing “harmful instructions or biased content.”. In that case the tool is already restricted on New York City Public Schools’ networks and devices and more and more schools are following this lead or at least considering such step. However, a student still can access chatGPT from a personal phone or computer at home. Also, the AI-detectors (created to catch fraudsters in the act) still don’t work in my opinion, I checked one essay created by GTP chat and it detected it as 89% man-made. Whether teachers are doing the right thing by cutting us off from a world that is only moving forward with new technologies and increasingly relies on artificial intelligence ?
Schools are focused on memorisation as metod of teaching and learning, but in my opinion should change and shift its attention into: critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, creativity, digtal literacy – to help students how to use technology effectively and responsibly that is increasingly important in today’s world and last but not least emotional intelligence to recognise, manage and understand owns emotions, to develop strong social and interpersonal skills. In my opinion, chat GPT and other innovative tool of artificial technology could bring about a great revolution in schools. We should learn to work with it, because it is a world that we will soon be surrounded by on all sides.