The AI Challenge

By Sarah RaparoliLex Kleren Switch to German for original article

Whether a text comes from an artificial intelligence or a human is becoming increasingly difficult to tell thanks to the software ChatGPT. The new tool has been met with both enthusiasm and criticism. On the important questions that universities, schools and journalists need to face and what risks, opportunities and challenges lie ahead.

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ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence (AI) tools can present both challenges and opportunities for universities, schools and journalists. For example, it can lead to the automation of assessment processes and reduce the need for certain professions, but there can also be issues of bias and fairness. It is important to consider the potential risks of using AI in education and journalism.

We're not quite there yet. Let's try to make it sound less like an essay. Second attempt:

Artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT can present both challenges and opportunities for universities, schools and journalists. For example, they can reduce the need for certain types of jobs, but they can also cause problems with fairness and impartiality. It is important to also consider the potential risks, such as the spread of disinformation or threats to personal data.

Maybe that certain something is missing… how about a rap song?

Verse 1:

AI tools like ChatGPT are changing everything
Universities and schools, they're in a bind
Because some teachers and professors could be replaced by artificial intelligence


It's a challenge, it's an opportunity, it's a risk we're taking
To stay with it, we must adapt and make no mistakes

Verse 2:

Grading and assessment, it's all done by a bot
But can this be fair?
Journalists, they feel the pressure

What you are reading here is an exchange with the new AI software ChatGPT. This text does not come from the hand of a journalist, but was written within three minutes by the software ChatGPT. It is a prototype of a chatbot that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to converse with people, i.e. to generate texts. The exchange is a written dialogue. Fascinating and shocking at the same time, this opinion is also shared by our interview partners.  


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