Artificial Intelligence to Revolutionize Education, Says Open AI Head Sam Altman
Sam Altman, head of the American company Open AI that developed the famous ChatGPT program, predicted today, Monday, that artificial intelligence will revolutionize education, as calculators did, but said that this technology, which is developing very quickly, will not replace education.
Changes in Education
“It is likely that homework will not remain as we know it,” Altman said in a lecture at Keio University in Tokyo.
He added: “We have a new learning tool. It’s like a word calculator” and “the way students are taught and assessed must change.”
Concerns and Safeguards
ChatGBT amazes the world with its ability to generate human conversations, transcripts and translations in seconds.
But it is also a concern in several sectors, including education, as some fear that students will misuse these tools and therefore stop creating original work.
On Monday, Altman expressed confidence in the safeguards that accompany the development of this technology, but reiterated concerns in this context.
“The tools that we have are still very primitive compared to what we will have in a few years,” he stressed, noting that OpenAI would feel “great responsibility” if something went wrong.
Impact on Employment
And Altman once again tried to allay fears that many of the jobs currently held by humans could be lost to artificial intelligence in the future. And while he acknowledged that “some jobs will disappear,” he pointed out that “new categories” of jobs will emerge to replace them.
“I don’t think (artificial intelligence) will have the impact that people expect in terms of employment,” he said, adding, “Almost all predictions are wrong.”