Artificial intelligence and chatGPT


Artificial intelligence (AI) has become increasingly popular in recent years, and the recent launch of the chatbot ChatGPT has only added to that momentum. ChatGPT is an AI-powered chatbot that was designed to provide conversational responses to simple language inquiries. Although it has been praised as a major breakthrough in AI, it has also raised some concerns over its potential use in academic settings. Could the chatbot’s capability of providing coherent, quirky and conversational responses to questions lead to more students cheating on their assignments?




Experts in the field of AI and humanities are not yet ready to sound the alarm about this possibility. They liken the fear around cheating and ChatGPT to the concerns that arose when the calculator was invented, when people thought it would be the death of humans learning math. Other experts compared the panic to the philosopher Plato’s fears that writing would dissolve human memory. AI tools like ChatGPT could actually be used to enhance education, according to some experts. AI programs could be integrated into the classroom curriculum, just like the calculator was, and used to enhance student’s knowledge.




In addition, computer-assisted writing tools like Grammarly and Google Doc’s Smart Compose already exist, and can be used to assess if an essay has been, in part or in total, lifted from somewhere else. While AI like ChatGPT can’t yet be used to completely replace humans when it comes to writing, it can still be used to make the process easier and more efficient.




For now, the best defense against AI essays is still for teachers to get to know their students and how they write in order to catch a discrepancy in the work they’re turning in. Ultimately, AI like ChatGPT has the potential to revolutionize the education system and make learning easier for students, but it is important to recognize the potential risks and be aware of how it can be used responsibly.