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"You did a great job with your essay, but it turned out to be artificial intelligence."

Influenced by the artificial intelligence (AI) conversational chatbot "ChatGPT," U.S. universities are redesigning the way they teach and evaluate students. As students are increasingly using ChatGPT to perform tasks such as writing essays, it is judged that the existing teaching method has limitations in guidance and evaluation.

According to the New York Times (NYT) on the 16th (local time), US universities such as George Washington University, Rutgers University, and Appalachian State University have recently phased out open-book assignments outside of school. This is because students reflect the information and views obtained through ChatGPT in their assignments, and there is a sense of crisis that students cannot be properly evaluated in this way. Instead, professors at the school are introducing verbal tests, group assignments, and handwritten tests.

There is also a movement to include 'ChatGPT' in regular classes. According to the NYT, Anthony Auman, a professor of philosophy at the University of Northern Michigan, is planning a lecture in which students will consider and evaluate the response to ChatGPT. "It's not going to be a teaching style where we talk about a few questions," Aumann told the NYT", but the class will be geared toward what this AI robot thinks." The University at Buffalo in New York and Furman College in South Carolina will also introduce training programs for ChatGPT.

"ChatGPT is emerging as a hot potato in many universities," the NYT said, noting that "chatGPT is emerging as a hot potato in many universities," and that "major changes are taking place in teaching and learning as university professors begin to refine their classrooms in response to ChatGPT."

Not only universities, but also middle schools and high schools are busy responding to ChatGPT. Some public schools in New York and Seattle have decided to block ChatGPT access from the school's Wi-Fi network to prevent cheating. However, students can easily access Chat GPT through a bypass connection, according to the NYT.

ChatGPT is an AI chatbot developed by the non-profit company OpenAI and released for free on November 30 last year. Providing logical and detailed answers to users' questions in a conversational manner is causing a syndrome in the United States. Recently, there were foreign media reports that Microsoft (MS) plans to invest up to $10 billion (about KRW 12.5 trillion) in OpenAI. [MaeIlKyungJae]

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