OpenAI partners with Arizona

OpenAI works with Arizona State University to use ChatGPT in classrooms

OpenAI : Arizona State University (ASU) and OpenAI revealed a partnership to bring ChatGPT into ASU’s classrooms.

OpenAI works with Arizona State University :

In a news release, ASU stated that it wants to focus on “three key areas of concentration” where it can use ChatGPT Enterprise, like “enhancing student success, forging new avenues for innovative research, and streamlining organizational processes.”

ASU deputy chief information officer Kyle Bowen told The Verge, “Our faculty and staff were already using ChatGPT, and after the launch of ChatGPT Enterprise, which for us addressed a lot of the security concerns we had, we believed it made sense to connect with OpenAI.” He added that ASU faculty members, some of whom have experience in AI, will help guide the usage of generative AI on campus.

The university will begin taking project submissions from faculty and students on where to use ChatGPT starting in February. Anne Jones, vice provost for undergraduate education, said in an interview some teachers already use generative AI in their classes. She noted some composition classes that use AI to improve writing and journalism classes that use AI platforms to make multimedia stories. There may even be room for chatbots to act as personalized teachers for ASU students, said Jones.

Jones and Bowen say that colleges offer a live testing ground for many generative AI use cases.

“Universities hope to foster : critical thinking, so we never considered closing ourselves off from the technology. We want to help identify the conditions in which this technology can be used in education,” Jones said.

Last year, ASU launched an AI accelerator program, bringing researchers and engineers together to build AI-powered services. The university also began giving prompt engineering classes to support AI literacy.

This is the first partnership between OpenAI and an educational organisation. The company has slowly begun to forge collaborations with more public-facing groups. It announced a deal with the Pennsylvania state government to bring ChatGPT Enterprise to some state workers.

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