ChatGPT and Beyond: How to Handle AI in Schools

Some edtech uses adaptive learning, which is a form of AI, and facial recognition also qualifies. But generative AI—like writing tools that can create whole essays based on a simple prompt (like ChatGPT and Bard)—is a relatively new frontier, especially in classrooms. While predictive text is something we encounter in Google Docs or text messaging, it’s pretty novel to have a program deliver an entire piece of writing based on simple questions or requests. And while its ability to create truly original content isn’t there yet, it’s still a concern for many educators.