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The AI revolution already transforming education

By Madhumita Murgia and Bethan Staton

21 May 2023 · 10 min read

Editor's Note

Generative AI and chatbots like ChatGPT are changing the way we learn. Schools are having to rethink the way they conduct both academic testing and teaching. The FT reports.

When Lauren started researching the British designer Yinka Ilori for a school project earlier this year, she was able to consult her new study pal: artificial intelligence.

After an hour of scouring Google for information, the 16-year-old pupil asked an AI tool called ChatGPT, in which you input a question and get a generated answer, to write a paragraph about Ilori. It replied with fascinating details about the artist’s life that were new and — she later confirmed — factually correct.  

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