Beware ChatGPT trying to teach your kids math … or anything

By Parmy Olson

01 Feb 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

ChatGPT is being increasingly used to teach students. This Bloomberg columnist argues that it's too early to rely on this tool, as its accuracy is still contested.

Wednesday marks a day of teacher strikes across much of the UK, putting parents in the familiar pandemic-inspired role of homeschoolers-in-chief to their kids. Except this time, there's a magical automated assistant on hand to help.

Educators have been cautiously praising ChatGPT, the ultra-sophisticated chatbot from OpenAI, saying it could revolutionize education. One head teacher in Britain says it has triggered a rethink on homework, while another in Oregon has used it to create lesson plans and study guides.

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