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Information Regarding OPEN AI and ChatGPT

Some of you may have seen news reports surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI) and , which is the company that created the tool called . ChatGPT is an AI language model that is capable of generating human-like text. It is trained on a massive amount of text data and uses that information to answer questions, engage in conversations, and complete tasks such as summarization and translation. The goal of ChatGPT is to help computers understand and respond to human language in a more natural way. Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) believes ChatGPT can be used as a teaching tool to enhance student learning. NMUSD is working with teachers to learn about this new tool and determine ways it can be used to enhance learning opportunities for students. Below are some resources that you may find helpful. Additionally, we have a and will touch on this topic during that webinar. What is Open AI? (creator of ) is an AI research and deployment company. Their mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity. Learn more: ( )What is ChatGPT?ChatGPT is a tool that uses machine learning to generate text in response to a wide range of prompts.Is ChatGPT free?Currently, ChatGPT is free but is expected to change to a tiered payment model at some time in the future. Is there an age requirement to use ChatGPT? ChatGPT should not be used by children under 13 (data collection from children under 13 violates the United States’ Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule – COPPA). As a general rule, it is intended for use by adults and should be used responsibly. If you are under 18, it is recommended that you use it under the supervision of an adult. A phone number is required to sign up. NMUSD is not creating ChatGPT accounts for students.Why does ChatGPT require a phone number?When you sign up for their platform, they require a phone number for security reasons. Is ChatGPT an approved NMUSD web-based tool?ChatGPT is currently open-source and free on the Internet. ChatGPT is a tool, the company is not working with schools to protect student privacy at this time. NMUSD is not currently blocking this on our network.Is ChatGPT safe? As described by ChatGPT itself: As an AI language model developed by OpenAI, ChatGPT is generally considered safe to use. OpenAI has implemented measures to prevent the model from being used for harmful purposes, such as filtering out explicit or hate speech content. However, as with any technology, it is important to use caution and be mindful of the information shared through the model, especially when it comes to sensitive or personal information. Why isn’t NMUSD blocking ChatGPT?ChatGPT is a tool on the Internet. NMUSD would rather educate teachers, students and parents about the tool. Blocking it within the NMUSD network will provide a false reassurance as this tool would remain accessible on personal devices or students could simply use friends as proxies to access ChatGPT.Will NMUSD teachers be using ChatGPT? If there is a substantial amount of writing to prompts within a class, it is recommended that teachers address ChatGPT explicitly with their class, and even demonstrate the shortcomings and challenges of using it to generate truly effective writing for the types of prompts typically used in classes. Working directly with students is one of the best ways to avoid academic integrity issues. *See How can a teacher tell if a student is using ChatGPT? Many teachers collect writing samples from each student at the beginning of the year. There are also detectors that are available: What is NMUSD doing about ChatGPT?We will continue researching and evaluating ChatGPT, both for potential pedagogical uses and in the context of academic honesty violations. As various tools and information become available, we will share them through a range of channels, including Schoology, email, and various meetings.Where can I find resources to learn more about ChatGPT? ( )
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