Schools should embrace the use of ChatGPT


Thomas Chen

ADAPT & INTEGRATE. Students can use ChatGPT to create outlines and gather compelling topics and points.

Writing is hard, especially with tight due dates and complicated topics. Yet it is an integral part of SPA’s curriculum and various jobs. So, like in some other aspects of life, machines and artificial intelligence are developed to assist or even fully do the task for humans. In the future, these technologies will only become more advanced, making it essential for schools to teach about the use of AI.

On Nov. 22, 2022, OpenAI released a new AI bot, ChatGPT. ChatGPT can write detailed essays, produce code, solve math problems, provide feedback on writing, and answer almost any question. The AI Chatbot is trained on a sizable textual dataset to offer responses to natural language questions similar to a person’s. All users must do is type a prompt or question in the chat bar on the website. ChatGPT’s revolutionary technology has created massive success for OpenAI. Just two months after its release, ChatGPT has reached 100 million monthly users.

How is ChatGPT different from google and other search engines? Google delivers various sources, making it tedious to scan and find critical points. On the other hand, ChatGPT offers a straightforward answer in human-like language, making it easier for users to understand and digest.

In the future, the growth and development of these technologies will be inevitable.

— Thomas Chen

In the fast-paced environment of high school, a tool like ChatGPT that can push out a well-written essay in mere seconds looks appealing to stressed students. However, ChatGPT still does not match human capabilities. Occasionally, it will provide incorrect information or inconsistent responses. More importantly, it allows students to cheat in many classes, mainly English and programming classes. Therefore, some argue that the AI chatbot hinders students from learning essential skills, especially writing. So, to counteract possible acts of cheating, Schools have banned ChatGPT on their devices and networks.

Nevertheless, instead of banning the “cheating tool,” schools and educators should embrace this new form of artificial intelligence. In the future, the growth and development of these technologies will be inevitable.  To prepare students, teaching them how to utilize the AI Chatbot is essential. Rather than using it to write essays for themselves, students can create outlines and gather compelling topics and points. Teachers can facilitate this process by incorporating technology into assignments and allowing students to use the chatbot to improve the quality of their work. In the end, no matter how many restrictions are put on school networks and devices, schools cannot entirely prevent the use of AI.

Integrating ChatGPT into classrooms will help students learn what it can do, how it can help refine the quality of work, and when and how they should use it. Though the process of bringing new technology into the education system will not be simple, in the long run, it will enable coming generations to take advantage of AI tools to enrich the world further and improve the human race.