Silicon Valley Private School Giving Kids "AI Tutors" Quietly Created by OpenAI

Wrath of Khan Would you trust OpenAI’s ChatGPT to help teach your kids? You might be inclined to say “no.” There’s a wealth of evidence out there demonstrating that ChatGPT and other chatbots can frequently get the facts wrong and make plagiarizing all too easy. But a Silicon Valley private school called Khan Lab School thinks differently. Enter its newly unveiled, AI-powered tutor called “Khanmigo,” quietly created with the help of OpenAI, the Washington Post reports. “I’m still pretty new, so I sometimes make mistakes,” Khanmigo told a student in a pop-up window, according to the newspaper. “If you catch me making a mistake… press the thumbs down.” Student Input Many chatbots, especially those that augment search engines like Bing, are meant to come up with answers. The goal with Khanmigo is instead to lead kids to answers, more of “a thoughtful tutor that’s actually going to move you forward in your work,” Salman Khan, the founder of Khan Academy and its off-shoot Khan Lab School, told WaPo. Julia Doscher, a teacher at the school, said she expected her elementary students to ask Khanmigo more “silly” questions when it was unveiled. She was pleasantly surprised to find that many of them were quite serious and focused on math. Though Doscher cautioned that it could slow students down if they relied on asking it questions too often, the upside of that same coin is that the students asked Khanmigo more questions than what they might have out loud. That could prove either…Silicon Valley Private School Giving Kids "AI Tutors" Quietly Created by OpenAI

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