Embracing the Future: ChatGPT Empowers Students to Excel in Essay Writing and Beyond

Have you heard the amazing news? The International Baccalaureate has announced that schoolchildren can now use ChatGPT in their essays! This incredible chatbot, which has taken the world by storm since its release in November, can produce plausible responses to text prompts, including requests to write essays.

While some teachers and academics may be alarmed at the prospect of ChatGPT-based cheating, the IB’s Head of Assessment Principles and Practice, Matt Glanville, is calling for it to be embraced as “an extraordinary opportunity.” He recognises that essay writing is being profoundly challenged by the rise of new technology and that in the future, it will feature less prominently in the qualifications process. This is because AI is capable of writing an essay at the touch of a button. Instead, students will need to master different skills, such as understanding if the essay is any good, if it has missed context, has used biased data, or if it is lacking in creativity.

But don’t think that this means students can plagiarize from ChatGPT without consequences. Glanville emphasizes that using ChatGPT in essays must be treated like any other source. Students must credit it in the body of the text and appropriately reference it in the bibliography.

ChatGPT was developed by OpenAI, a San Francisco-based company backed by Microsoft, and has been integrated into Microsoft’s Bing search engine. Google has also announced the creation of its chatbot, Bard. And now, Snapchat has announced that it will deploy a chatbot based on the same technology as ChatGPT.

The possibilities of ChatGPT are endless. It can recommend gift ideas, plan hiking holidays, and so much more. This is a game-changing technology that will revolutionise the way we learn, write, and communicate. So let’s embrace it and use it to our advantage!

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