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OpenAI Rolls Out ChatGPT Edu Tailored for University Campuses

ByHuey Yee Ong

Jun 4, 2024
OpenAI Rolls Out ChatGPT Edu Tailored for University Campuses

OpenAI Rolls Out ChatGPT Edu Tailored for University Campuses

OpenAI has launched ChatGPT Edu, a specialized version of ChatGPT tailored for the academic sector, aiming to facilitate the broader deployment of AI technology in universities. Announced on Thursday, May 30, ChatGPT Edu is designed to meet the specific needs of students, academics, and faculty by providing enhanced capabilities and greater access than the standard version.

ChatGPT Edu is built on OpenAI’s latest model, GPT-4o, which offers advanced abilities in text interpretation, coding, mathematics, and data analysis, and includes web access features. This educational version allows for higher usage limits and the ability to develop custom GPTs using university-specific data. These custom models, which can be shared within university workspaces, aim to foster a more integrated AI experience on campuses.

Despite initial concerns about its impact on academic integrity, the use of generative AI like ChatGPT in education has been growing.

Universities such as Wharton, Arizona State University, and Columbia have incorporated ChatGPT into teaching and research, exploring its potential in diverse academic activities. For example, Wharton MBA students have utilized GPTs for completing assignments by interacting with chatbots trained on course materials, and Arizona State University has been developing GPTs for language learning, specifically in German.

OpenAI emphasizes that data and conversations from ChatGPT Edu will not be used to further train its models, addressing some privacy and ethical concerns associated with the use of AI in educational settings.

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Huey Yee Ong

Hello, from one tech geek to another. Not your beloved TechCrunch writer, but a writer with an avid interest in the fast-paced tech scenes and all the latest tech mojo. I bring with me a unique take towards tech with a honed applied psychology perspective to make tech news digestible. In other words, I deliver tech news that is easy to read.

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