Headline RoundupJanuary 18th, 2023

How Is ChatGPT Impacting Education?

Summary from the AllSides News Team

ChatGPT, the AI chatbot recently launched by OpenAI, has raised concerns among schools and other organizations about the future of education.

For Context: School districts across the country have banned ChatGPT from school networks and devices over concerns of potential cheating. Universities have already seen the chatbot used by students; The New York Times (Lean Left bias) reported on a professor who restricted how students wrote essays after one student used AI to write “the best paper in the class.” Even researchers have been impacted — in early January, the International Conference on Machine Learning banned scientific papers that “include text generated from a large-scale language model such as ChatGPT.”

What’s Next: Microsoft, which has already invested $1 billion in OpenAI, reportedly plans to invest another $10 billion. The tech giant also plans to include ChatGPT in its Azure OpenAI service and integrate it into its Bing search engine. 

How the Media Covered It: Coverage of ChatGPT’s consequences for education was widespread, with in-depth analyses more commonly found in left and center-rated tech-focused outlets. Some right-rated outlets discussed purported political bias in the AI’s responses, and one Vice (Left bias) article accused conservatives of “panicking” about AI going “woke.”

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