‘Upending the world’: Swiss teachers take on ChatGPT

It’s widely accepted that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to revolutionize the way we live our lives. Today, AI technology has reached a point where it can generate unique content in response to user commands. Chatbots powered by AI are now widely used in various fields, including education.

Eric Vanoncini recently introduced ChatGPT, an advanced AI chatbot, to an anxious classroom full of teachers. As the bot generated reams of text streaming across the screen behind him, Eric acknowledged, “It is dizzying.” He assured them, though, that this technology could revolutionize the way they taught and enhance the learning experience of their students.

So, what is ChatGPT? It’s an AI-powered conversational chatbot that’s designed to understand, interpret and answer questions asked in natural language by students. ChatGPT consists of two general parts, the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) and the proprietary conversation engine. The GPT is a natural language processing model that has large sets of pre-constructed data which it uses to generate answers and interpret user input accurately. The conversation engine is the heart of the bot, allowing it to converse by understanding the context and producing an appropriate response.

Using ChatGPT, teachers will be freed from the task of searching resources for their teaching and answering student questions. ChatGPT does the work for them by understanding the context of the conversation and offering the best answer for any query. In addition, since it converses in natural language, students will find ChatGPT easier to use and understand.

Ultimately, ChatGPT’s impressive ability to generate content and engage in conversations will make it a valuable tool for teachers and students alike. It offers teachers a powerful way to supplement and enhance their instruction, while streamlining the process of imparting knowledge and skills to their students. With ChatGPT, educators can rest assured that their students are receiving the best possible educational content.






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