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Japan to create guidelines on use of AI chatbots in schools

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I don’t see any bigger problems here. This technology is still very far from being dangerous or perfect or those nearly 100% accuracy as written above. So it’s very easy to handle the problem. First let them use it so that they get used to those new technology tools as part of new IT knowledge taught in our era. But then let them find all the errors or to rewrite it with own words and providing own opinions, contradicting arguments, own differing solutions etc, and of course all that handwritten and temporarily without bot access. For example everything else could be allowed, libraries, calculators, dictionary books, lexicons , geographical atlases, own notes etc. I have no doubt, that smart kids and students and also many adults will of course remain on top of those stupid machines and chat bots for still quite a long time, because those fully depend on human input and human programming, which are both full of errors and incomplete too, so there is no chance for the machines for becoming better than that imperfect input.

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Japan: let's make a manual fod ChatGBT like bots for schools. Old school. Will be out of date within weeks or even days of being published. I suppose they can just get ChatGBT to write it and update it each time for them. Will save time.

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‘It’s still very far from being perfect’. Yes, but neither is most students’ work. If it were perfect then it’d probably be easier to detect. It’s great out in the real world, but if you actually want to assess a student and they’re using Chat GPT, you’re just assessing an algorithm.

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The move by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology comes as the AI race is creating machines that are smarter than humans and disrupting a wide range of fields, from education to business.

Remember a time when Japan used to be at the forefront of such paradigm shifting tech changes like with robotics? Instead of ossified bureaucratic laggards?

Pepperidge Farms remembers?

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I am impressed with my results on the ChatGPT. It warns not to load any personal info. They have my email, passport, and birthday. Less than probably Google does.

I can see the need to restrict them in educational institutes.

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Part of the 100 million yen initial budget for fiscal 2023 allocated to promoting cutting-edge technology in schools will be set aside for investigating chatbots, including their utility in Japan and issues faced overseas, the officials said.

While the MOE is investigating chatbot tech with its millions in gerontocrat roundtables, GPT5 will be iterated in 8 months and students will be using torrented open source LLM to custom train on datasets on their own devices.

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Chat GPT may easily do many homework. It’s important to think and do homework by the children to learn the basics. It may be good to use Chat GPT for advanced usage. Please don’t create a too restricted rule, otherwise Japan will be left behind.

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Chat GPT may easily do many homework.

Haha, try and give it some. Despite a very few ones, it solves none of the homeworks correctly or sufficiently. You’ll get the worst grades ever. Maybe some students who don’t learn at all will get a few points more than before, but so far above average or very good students will lose any achievements and credits.

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I am impressed with my results on the ChatGPT. It warns not to load any personal info. They have my email, passport, and birthday. Less than probably Google does.

It tells you not to load personal info, but you did anyway?

Why in the world would ChatGPT need your passport information? You had to have shared it, even though it warned you not to, and you are impressed?

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YubaruToday 07:59 pm JST

   I am impressed with my results on the ChatGPT. It warns not to load any personal info. They have my email, passport, and birthday. Less than probably Google does.

> It tells you not to load personal info, but you did anyway?

> Why in the world would ChatGPT need your passport information? You had to have shared it, even though it warned you not to, and you are impressed?

Sorry I meant the password. No more than all other sites. Unlike Google, there is no tracking.

Not to load personal details in the chat message, not about signing up.

Give it a try, it's good.

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If the students can find all the knowledge they need on Google, and write their essays using ChatGPT, then the question is: do we still need schools?

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It be cold day in hell, before I let AI out think me,lots of people should not criticize AI,when they do not critical think themselves

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Part of the 100 million yen initial budget for fiscal 2023 allocated to promoting cutting-edge technology in schools will be set aside for investigating chatbots, including their utility in Japan and issues faced overseas, the officials said.

Imagine if “cutting edge” included central air for classrooms.

Keep AI out of classrooms.

Italy has it right.

Reject it.

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Enhanced learning. We need to adapt

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I've already known some students use ChatGPT and got good grades, even A's

Mainly in writing computer code or literary essays, but math too

They use ChatGPT as the first draft, then check for errors and edit to their own writing style

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quote: the prose practically indistinguishable from that written by a human.

'lazy human' would be better, given the errors.

People have been using others/software to write letters and CVs, and to cheat at tests for years. Books of notes, revision texts, sample answers, software that fixes grammar errors, predictive text and autocorrect are all essentially in the same business - fixing our errors and inadequacies. Chatbots are just the next step along in tech terms. Maybe something of a downgrade, given the errors.

quote: they could also hamper children's ability to think.

Interesting, given the bias against innovation, dissent and independent thought in Japanese culture, which is embedded in young people by their parents and much of the education system.

Ultimately, chatbots may simply level the playing field a bit for dyslexic folk, and lead to changes in examination procedures - less course work, different questions and more use of exam room testing.

quote: They have my email, passport, and birthday.

Why would they need your passport number? Actually, why do you need to register at all just to use a piece of software? Talk about a surveillance state.

quote: They use ChatGPT as the first draft, then check for errors and edit to their own writing style.

An 'A' for initiative then.

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Who is really a robot, people that do embrace critical thinking and do not think for themselves,I do not judge people here,but some lack critical thinking ability, repeating the mind numming nonsense everyday,at least try to be original

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GBR48

quote: They have my email, passport, and birthday.

> Why would they need your passport number? Actually, why do you need to register at all just to use a piece of software? Talk about a surveillance state.

I already commented it was a typo and meant a password.

You did the same to join JT. Email and password. Most sites have a login requirement.

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Give it a try, it's good.

I've used it often for numerous things, and I will say that it beats out google, hands down, on some things. (My opinion)

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Will this be beneficial for all? I mean I understand that some may still be sceptical about this concept but I personally think that the use of AI chat bots in school has the potential to revolutionize education, allowing for personalized learning experience and freeing up teachers' time to focus on individualized instruction. However, there are also concerns that relying too heavily on chatbots could have negative impacts on students' writing and critical thinking skills

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