To aid in studying, Chegg develops software for students that combines its quiz answers with ChatGPT model GPT-4.
More children will now have access to the artificial intelligence that powers ChatGPT, the homework-drafting chatbot that some schools have forbidden. Chegg Inc.
CheggMate is a study tool created specifically for students by the US educational software manufacturer using its corpus of quiz answers and the GPT-4 chatbot’s AI model, CEO Dan Rosensweig told Reuters last week.
He described CheggMate as “a tutor in your pocket” before its Monday release.
According to Rosensweig, the programme will adapt to students by analysing information about the courses they are attending and the exam questions they missed, personalising practise exams, and providing study guidance in a manner that generalist programmes like ChatGPT cannot. According to Chegg, it will be accessible for free starting next month.
The release is set to expand student use of AI at a time when educators are debating its effects. Since ChatGPT was introduced last year, students have submitted assignments that have been logically written by the chatbot, allowing some to skip class and putting professors under pressure to check their honesty.
According to Reuters, the Los Angeles Unified School District has prohibited access to ChatGPT on its devices and networks while organisations like France’s Sciences Po have banned it due to concerns that it plagiarised materials. Still some educators have supported the use of ChatGPT, if revealed, for activities like critiquing.
Chegg, according to Rosensweig, concentrates on maths and the sciences rather than the essay writing that has been a problem in schools. Additionally, it enables instructors to limit the evaluation of solutions to problems from recent tests.
Since AI models anticipate what to say next without having a firm knowledge of the facts, accuracy continues to be a challenge. Rosensweig said that Chegg had organised and verified its responses to guarantee accuracy.
When asked whether AI might cause Chegg to reduce the 150,000 specialists who already contribute to its material, he said that the firm already balances people and technology. According to him, CheggMate’s content cost will probably go down as its profitability rises over time.
Analysts have recently questioned Chegg’s ability to expand its 8 million member base as students increasingly use the mostly free ChatGPT software, developed by the firm OpenAI. As of Friday, Chegg’s shares has lost 28% of its value for the year, giving it a market value of around $2.3 billion.
Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, said in a news statement on Monday that the company was excited to join with Chegg to “improve the way people around the world learn.”
According to Rosensweig, Chegg’s secret data demonstrated its applicability. “That’s why they’re working with us,” he remarked.