I asked the popular AI program ChatGPT if it would be beneficial to use AI in classrooms. One of the main points it made was how it would help teachers provide personalized learning for students. “AI has the potential to assist teachers in providing personalized learning experiences for students.” It did say that AI should not be used as a replacement for teachers, but as a tool to assist them in their job. AI is trained on measurable data which it said may lead to an increase in bias and inequality. “One concern with the use of AI in classrooms is the potential for it to perpetuate biases and reinforce inequalities.” This reinforces the idea that AI should be used cautiously in order to prevent ethical issues.

Aaron Murphy, Clonmel Digital Campus of the Technological University of the Shannon.