OpenAI drops ChatGPT, sending waves (or ripples?) in education

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This is a podcast episode titled, OpenAI drops ChatGPT, sending waves (or ripples?) in education. The summary for this episode is: <p>ChatGPT, the generative AI chatbot from OpenAI, recently took the internet by storm. It can write college-level five-paragraph essays on seemingly any topic and in any style. It can explain anaerobic respiration in 10 seconds from your biology homework prompt. It can write code and give coherent explanations to math problems, although not always correct ones. It’s no wonder students and educators are interested in how this particular AI tool changes the classroom.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>We, at Merlyn Mind, are leading the push for AI in classrooms by building the first digital voice assistant for teachers. On this episode, we gather our team of AI engineers to share their hot takes on ChatGPT’s impact in our wheelhouse: education and AI. Learn from experts on what makes ChatGPT special, what makes it not special, and what the implications are for teaching and learning.&nbsp;</p>
What is ChatGPT?
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Large language models have trouble keeping up when society's language and current affairs are constantly changing
01:05 MIN
Size matters: Large language models trained on large amounts of data produce more natural sounding responses
01:13 MIN
LLM weren't the first technologies to complete sentences and respond to human voice, but they have become the best
01:59 MIN
ChatGPT is not magic, it's an incremental step along a long evolution in LLM
01:45 MIN
ChatGPT's public release and chat format make it a sensation
02:46 MIN
ChatGPT is different because it can maintain context and follow the conversation over multiple messages
02:14 MIN
What is the RL mean from Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF)?
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What is the Human Feedback part of RLHF?
02:14 MIN
How did human feedback impact ChatGPT's model?
01:49 MIN
Ethical concerns and ChatGPT's responsibility
03:05 MIN
Impacts of ChatGPT in the classroom and assessment
03:01 MIN
7+5=10?
00:55 MIN
How to make ChatGPT correct, not just coherent
01:10 MIN
How does this tool fit into learning?
01:27 MIN
Improve ChatGPT by feeding it higher quality content
01:10 MIN
ChatGPT generates long essays for students. What educators need are short, structured response
01:09 MIN
AI like ChatGPT still lacks purpose and sophisticated strategy and communication
01:34 MIN
What does ChatGPT mean for edtech companies like Merlyn and for education?
01:44 MIN
AI forces us to rethink "what is learning?"
01:53 MIN
AI can be a tool for teachers, not just students
01:45 MIN
AI will become a tool that frees us to focus on the sophisticated, human parts of education
02:16 MIN

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ChatGPT, the generative AI chatbot from OpenAI, recently took the internet by storm. It can write college-level five-paragraph essays on seemingly any topic and in any style. It can explain anaerobic respiration in 10 seconds from your biology homework prompt. It can write code and give coherent explanations to math problems, although not always correct ones. It’s no wonder students and educators are interested in how this particular AI tool changes the classroom. 


We, at Merlyn Mind, are leading the push for AI in classrooms by building the first digital voice assistant for teachers. On this episode, we gather our team of AI engineers to share their hot takes on ChatGPT’s impact in our wheelhouse: education and AI. Learn from experts on what makes ChatGPT special, what makes it not special, and what the implications are for teaching and learning. 

Today's Guests

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Levi Belnap

|Chief Strategy Officer, Merlyn Mind
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Ashish Jagmohan

|Distinguished Research Scientist, Merlyn Mind
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Aditya Vempaty

|Engineering Manager, AI Systems, Merlyn Mind
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Paul Haley

|Distinguished Engineer, Machine Learning, Merlyn Mind
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Jessica Williams

|Strategy Analyst, Merlyn Mind