Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made its way into Spanish classrooms but its use is being debated by teachers and parents
A few weeks ago, a student of Blanca Peris, a teacher at the British School of Valencia, approached her with a request. The student wanted to demonstrate ChatGPT to his third-year ESO classmates. This event opened up a debate on how to incorporate artificial intelligence in education for the benefit of students. In this article, we explore ChatGPT and its potential role in education.
What is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (AI) system that specializes in dialogue with the user. It was launched in November 2022 and has gone through four versions, each one more refined than the last. ChatGPT uses algorithms and predictive text to generate content based on the instructions it receives.
For example, it can explain complex concepts, create lines of code in Python, summarise a book, or provide the most relevant data on a person.
The Role of ChatGPT in Education
The student’s request to demonstrate ChatGPT in class sparked a conversation about how to integrate AI technology into education. Many students were unaware of the potential of ChatGPT, and Blanca Peris was impressed by the tool’s capabilities. The debate within the school cloister centred on how to leverage ChatGPT to help students better understand complex concepts and facilitate their learning.
ChatGPT has the potential to revolutionise the way we learn and teach. Its ability to generate content and engage in dialogue with users makes it an excellent tool for education. As the use of artificial intelligence becomes more prevalent in our daily lives, we must explore how to leverage its capabilities to benefit society.
The integration of ChatGPT into education is just one example of how we can utilize AI for positive change.