On the occasion of the start of the school year, OpenAI sent a small ChatGPT user manual for teachers. The firm is thus promoting another approach to generative AI, more educational than punitive. According to her, anyway, it is still perfectly impossible to detect if a text was written by her ChatGPT or not.
Since the arrival of ChatGPT in our daily lives, a question has been at the center of many concerns — apart from that of the future of the world of work: what impact will generative AI have on students around the world? ? In other words, how do you know if a student has indeed written their assignment, and not the OpenAI chatbot? In recent months, several institutions have confronted the problem, sometimes refusing to correct students’ homework, even going so far as to accuse them wrongly.
It is therefore urgent for OpenAI to calm the public debate around its controversial tool. To do this, the firm took advantage of the start of the school year to speak directly to teachers, through a guide to good practices. In it, the company advocates a more educational approach to ChatGPT, arguing that the tool can help teachers in their lessons, rather than seeking to ban it. Especially since OpenAI is formal: it is impossible at this stage to determine whether a text was written by ChatGPT or not.
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In an FAQ accompanying its guide, OpenAI does not beat around the bush. Despite the many tools that claim to be able to tell the difference between a text written by a human and another by an artificial intelligence, it is still impossible to be 100% sure. Even the company, which developed its own solution, suffered bitter failures, such as the fact that a Shakespeare play was labeled as artificial. For the firm, there is therefore only one possible outcome: learning to work with ChatGPT.
The tool can thus be used to develop the critical spirit of the students, underlines the company, by encouraging them to identify the errors of the latter as well as areas for improvement. “Responsible use helps students prepare for a future where they will use AI in different contexts”, says OpenAI. A conclusion to which several establishments have already arrived, which is reminiscent of the arrival of the Internet or smartphones in our lives.
Source: Open AI