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AI can do your homework. Now what?

Students and teachers grapple with the rise of the chatbots.

Joss Fong is a founding member of the Vox video team and a producer focused on science and tech. She holds a master's degree in science, health, and environmental reporting from NYU.

There’s no getting around the fact that students are a major user group for ChatGPT and the other AI language models that have come online in the past year. While schools and teachers would generally prefer to avoid the contortions involved in banning and policing AI use, it’s not clear what “embracing” the technology leads to, either.

In this video, we hear from students and educators about the challenges that AI chatbots pose to schoolwork. We also review research in the science of learning to understand how the “fluency” of a chatbot experience could disrupt the learning process that we go to school for.

You can find the video above and the entire library of Vox’s videos on YouTube.

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