ChatGPT raises uncomfortable questions about teaching and classroom learning

Advances in AI must make us ponder the differences in knowledge contribution between man and machine, and motivate us to take action for change in the classroom.

Artificial intelligence bots can potentially disrupt teaching and learning, but in a good way, says the writer. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
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In a now viral article, the Guardian reported on Dec 4 that OpenAI’s ChatGPT, the state-of-the-art development in text-generating artificial intelligence (AI), is able to produce answers to essay questions that would result in top marks in examinations.

The news prompted an English teacher to warn in a commentary in The Atlantic five days later that ChatGPT will “end high-school English”.

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