Schools Forge Ahead With AI Despite Concerns

( – American schoolchildren now face the possibility of even more government-sanctioned laziness.

While many school districts were initially wary of the implications of ChatGPT and other AI platforms, it appears that many of them have conceded that the tech’s implementation into every facet of life is inevitable. Those who first sought to protect the productivity of children from an as-yet-unknown force are now looking to incorporate it into classroom instruction.

One school principal likened the banning of AI to prior unsuccessful attempts at forbidding TikTok on school computers. They said it only served to make adults
“look foolish” in the eyes of tech-savvy students.

Rather than ban the advanced software completely, districts say they plan to impose rules upon its use. The rationale behind the change of heart is that the tech is too all-encompassing to hide from. It can either be used, molded, and controlled, or it will proliferate without restriction.

The proposed rules governing AI’s use in the classroom are unclear. A thorough search of mainstream news yields almost none of those suggested regulations.

One of the only examples to be found is a proposal that would allow ChatGPT to do all of the initial work and then have students analyze its performance and results. For instance, instead of writing their own poetry in English 101, students would critique the computer-generated variety.

Many jurisdictions are reportedly instructing their teachers to design lesson plans around the analysis of AI-generated content.

ChatGPT’s November release was able to instantly write books, generate advanced business plans, translate legal documents into any language, and handle any variation of high school homework students plugged into it.

In what appears to be a harbinger, Johns Hopkins University has announced that they are set to launch a new AI institute with over 100 faculty on staff.

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