How schools and universities are preparing for AI software ChatGPT
- The emergence of ChatGPT has led to concerns from the education sector on the potential impacts on assessments both within schools and universities.
- The AI requires interaction from users which provokes a response mimicking almost human like conversation.
- ChatGPT has the ability to answer questions, recognise mistakes and refute inappropriate requests.
- The implications for education settings is that it could be used to plagiarise and write answers to assessments for students.
- General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders has said that it is “too early” to predict the impact of the AI software at a school level, but they would be “keeping a close eye” on developments.
- For more on this story, please visit the ITV News website.
How schools are tackling Andrew Tate’s influence
- Schools across the UK are facing increasing numbers of pupils who admire Andrew Tate.
- Andrew Tate is a former kickboxer turned influencer who has previously been banned from Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and TikTok for misogyny.
- Some schools have begun actively putting out guidance on how to talk about him as part of an effort to tackle his influence.
- One school in London has drawn up entire lessons focused on Tate with content tailored to different age groups. For example, Year 8s will get a lesson on what stereotypes are and where they come from.
- The Department for Education has also published guidance for schools, specifically in England, on how to be alert to issues such as misogyny and gender stereotypes.
- Check out our Review of Harmful Content Online, including information on Andrew Tate and our advice.
- To learn more, go to the BBC’s website.
New report shows that time spent using social apps increased in 2022
- A new report by data.ai has published its annual overview of app performance trends.
- Total time spent using social media apps had risen 17% over the previous year, surpassing 2 trillion hours on Android phones in 2022.
- The report also highlights the rise of BeReal last year, stating: “BeReal broke out as a popular social sensation in 2022, appealing to users by selling a more authentic, less curated, experience.”
- For more on this story, please visit the Social Media Today’s website.