The AI company, Chegg is bringing the artificial intelligence behind ChatGPT, the homework-drafting chatbot that some schools have banned, to more students.
According to CEO Dan Rosensweig, the U.S. educational software firm has integrated its corpus of quiz answers with the chatbot’s AI model known as GPT-4 to develop CheggMate, a study aid suited to students.
“It’s a tutor in your pocket,” he remarked ahead of the CheggMate unveiling on Monday.
According to Rosensweig, the software will adapt to students by processing data on what classes they are taking and exam problems they have missed, personalising practice tests, and guiding study in a manner that generalist programmes like ChatGPT cannot. According to Chegg, it will be offered for free at the first of next month.
The release is set to broaden what students do with AI at a time when educators are wrestling with its implications.
Following the launch of ChatGPT last year, students were required to submit assignments authored coherently by the chatbot, allowing some to bypass coursework and forcing teachers to check their integrity.
According to Reuters, the Los Angeles Unified School District has prohibited access to ChatGPT on its devices and networks pending further investigation, while universities such as France’s Sciences Po have banned it due to concerns that it plagiarised materials.
Other teachers have advocated the use of ChatGPT if it is disclosed, for purposes such as critiquing.
Chegg, according to Rosensweig, concentrates on maths and science rather than the essay writing that has hampered schools.
It also allows teachers to limit the evaluation of responses to current exam questions.
Accuracy is still an issue for AI models, which forecast what to say next without knowing the facts.
Chegg, according to Rosensweig, has structured and reviewed its replies to assure correctness.
When asked if AI will cause Chegg to reduce its 150,000 expert contributors, he stated the company already balances humans and technology.
Analysts have recently questioned Chegg’s ability to expand its clientele of 8 million customers as students favour the entirely free ChatGPT software developed by the firm OpenAI.
Chegg’s shares have dropped 28% this year as of Friday, giving it a market valuation of approximately $2.3 billion