Schools prepare for Round 2 with AI

Panic has turned to preparation for professors and teachers as they look ahead to a new school year dealing with artificial intelligence. Educators have had several months since the initial shock of ChatGPT and other AI bots that quickly infiltrated schools to reimagine classrooms and homework that fit the new age of technology.  The preparation has taught educators two things: AI isn’t yet as smart as they thought, and they need to be more creative in their assignments.  “There’s been a shift from being overwhelmed with what’s happening and trying to make sense of how to respond to all of the questions that they were getting, about ChatGPT, whether it’s cheating or jobs or what have you, and that has evolved into I would say an acceptance,”Alex Kotran, co-founder and CEO of the AI Education Project, said.  The initial panic among educators largely stemmed from cheating concerns. Teachers did not know what to do with tools such as ChatGPT that could seemingly write entire essays for students or complete their math homework.  The backlash led some districts to ban ChatGPT completely from their school servers. In one college, a professor falsely accused an entire class of using AI bots to cheat on papers.  Over the past seven months, educators have been able to learn that these bots, which expanded from ChatGPT and have been added to companies across a variety of industries, are not always right in their answers and have some telltale signs they are autogenerated. “I think you…Schools prepare for Round 2 with AI