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ChatGPT in school education

How must education respond to chat GPT? A NZZ guest commentary by Tobias Röhl, professor of digital learning and teaching at PH Zurich.

Digital abstinence is certainly not a solution. Rather, we need to find a competent way of dealing with the new technical possibilities at schools.

Teachers are now used to the fact that students can compile texts from the Internet and pass them off as their own. With cleverly formulated and individualized questions or the use of plagiarism finders, they think they have found suitable countermeasures.

With the possibilities of artificial intelligence (AI), however, the school task culture is already facing the next challenge. Chat-GPT and other tools for automated text generation find an often plausible-sounding answer for even the most cleverly formulated and individualized assignments.