Harvard wants AI to teach students computer science and has developed a bot that uses AI from OpenAI to deliver knowledge.
The prestigious Harvard University has announced that it will use an AI to teach computer classes to its students. This is a pioneering project that seeks to take advantage of natural conversation and interactive learning. Of course, all this is framed within a learning context and where critical thinking must prevail.
For this, it has chosen the ChatGPT chatbot platform, based on the GPT-4 model, the most advanced in the world in natural language generation. ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence tool that can generate text and dialog in a smooth and coherent way. But this may not be enough to be a computer science teacher.
This platform is capable of holding conversations on any subject, adapting to the context and the interlocutor. Also, you can create creative content such as poems, stories, code or songs. Now the AI from OpenAI will be used to teach the students of this prestigious university.
Harvard’s idea is to use ChatGPT as a virtual assistant that can answer students’ questions, offer them personalized feedback, and motivate them to continue learning. The chatbot will be integrated into the university’s online teaching system, will have about 70 students after the summer.
Harvard will use an AI with the name of CS50 Bot to teach computer science
AI has been created to help students learn computing more efficiently and effectively.. The bot can answer programming questions and provide information on computer related topics. Also, the bot can provide information about programming in different programming languages and platforms.
Definitely, Harvard has introduced a new computer science professor who is an AI called CS50 bot and who is not intended to replace human professors. The bot has been designed to assist students in their learning and they are encouraged to use it as their learning assistant in a fully personalized way for each student.
The movement by Harvard is most interesting. Of course, we will have to wait to see how it works in real life since this is the main problem with this type of project.. Users may not be willing for an AI to be their teacher, especially considering the price of studying at Harvard.