Noam Chomsky Says ChatGPT Is Just A High-Tech Tool For Plagiarism And Avoiding Learning

The introduction of OpenAI’s ChatGPT has shaken the technological world. The AI-based chatbot is projected to be one of the most disruptive forces to big techs, industries, and the future of academics over the next ten years.

In a similar context, the host of the YouTube channel EduKitchen asked renowned philosopher and intellectual scholar Noam Chomsky what he thought of ChatGPT.

According to Noam Chomsky, using ChatGPT is high-tech plagiarism and a way of avoiding learning.

“The college essay died years ago. It’s a mug’s game in which a student sends me an electronic file that, when open, spills out a jumble of words that the sender propounds to be a finished paper” — to which, presumably, the output of a machine-learning system would actually be far preferable. Most technological “disruptions” leave both positive and negative effects in their wake.

If the college essay is truly unrepairable, Chomsky believes that ChatGPT will eventually replace it with something more engaging.

In a talk with EduKitchen, Chomsky claimed that numerous students have been using high technology to avoid learning, which is a symptom that the educational system is failing.

“If the education system has no appeal to students, doesn’t interest them, doesn’t challenge them, doesn’t make them want to learn, they’ll find ways out,” remarked the intellectual thinker.

Furthermore, ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence-based chatbot, has been banned by Sciences Po, one of France’s top universities, to avoid plagiarism.

The university said it had contacted all students and faculty about the prohibition of ChatGPT and other AI-based tools at Sciences Po. Furthermore, the institution has stated that using the program may result in expulsion from the institution or perhaps French higher education.

“Without transparent referencing, students are forbidden to use the software for the production of any written work or presentations, except for specific course purposes, with the supervision of a course leader,” Sciences Po said, though it did not specify how it would track usage.

According to US news reports, ChatGPT has already been outlawed in some New York City and Seattle public schools. In addition, numerous US institutions have decided to do fewer take-home evaluations and more hand-written essays and oral exams.

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