From Thomas Rid at the Alperovitch Institute for Cybersecurity Studies:
Last week brought two related features of artificial intelligence in education into sharp relief: the first is that all that talk about plagiarism and cheating and abuse is uninspiring and counterproductive. Yes, some unambitious students will use this new tool to cover subpar performance, and yes, we could talk about how to detect or disincentivize such behavior. The far more inspiring conversation is a different one: how can the most creative, the most ambitious, and the most brilliant students achieve even better results faster? How can educators help them along the way? And how can we both use machines that learn, and help learn, to push out the edge of human knowledge through cutting-edge research faster and in new ways?
I find this use case for chat-bots and artificial intelligence the most intriguing. I wouldn’t trust an AI to run off and make decisions (e.g. no programming FAA computers, please), but it could soon be a fantastic solution for providing context quickly in an educational setting.