Exploring the Impact of AI on Education: The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Confusing

AI in Education – The Good, Bad and the Confusing

Pau Aleikum and marta Handenawer.

The idea for this article was born out of a conversation between friends after the release last December of ChatGPT. Our minds raced with all the stupid and not so stupid applications that could be used for our work at Domestic Data Streamers. AI can be a useful tool to help you finish your assignments faster, but at what cost? ChatGPT can make you feel like you’re cheating. It is so easy to use a shortcut and finish your work that it may seem as though you aren’t working at all. It’s obvious that this comes at a price. You are less likely, if you don’t write these words down, to remember them. And you will be less likely to internalize the knowledge and connect it with other areas of knowledge that you already possess. This, my friends, is a serious problem for education. The Atlantic declared recently that \”The College Essay is Dead.\” Although I disagree with this statement, it calls for further investigation.

In academia, the use of ChatGPT for writing academic projects is a major concern. Three of the four institutions with which we work have sent emails to teachers asking them to prepare themselves for this new technology. This is the next step in our evolution from manual calculations to technology-aided memory recall. Just as we went from adding numbers up in our heads to calculators, and from basic navigation to Google Maps.


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