Chatbots in Education: Maximizing the Benefits and Minimizing the Drawbacks

How Public Schools Can Effectively Integrate Chatbots into Education

Matthew Murrie
4 min readJan 24, 2023

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A 1970s grainy vintage illustration of the interior of a futuristic school where education is enhanced by combining ChatGPT with human curiosity created using DALLE
A 1970s grainy vintage illustration of the interior of a futuristic school where education is enhanced by combining ChatGPT with human curiosity created using DALLE

Chatbots are becoming increasingly popular in education, with many schools and universities exploring the use of these artificial intelligence (AI) tools to supplement human instruction and provide additional support for students.

While many educators and institutions are attempting to ban chatbots. Others are embracing them.

OpenAI’s ChatGPT is a chatbot that has gained great popularity in educational settings for many reasons. Chatbots can provide students with an opportunity to practice their language skills and learn about artificial intelligence and natural language processing. They can also be used to supplement human teaching, providing additional support and resources for students, but what are the potential benefits and drawbacks of using chatbots like ChatGPT in the classroom?

Benefits of Using Chatbots in Education

There are several potential benefits to using chatbots in education:

Practice language skills:

Chatbots can provide students with an opportunity to practice their language skills, including…

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Matthew Murrie

Author of The Book of What If…?, Founder of What If Curiosity, and Creator of Curiosity-Based Thinking and Curiosity-Based Learning, turning ideas into actions.