Issue #1 - Burn the books, ban AI. Screwed teachers: Middle Ages are so sexy.

February 24, 2023
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In This Issue

  • It took just two months for 3,600 students in the third most prestigious university in the world to start cheating with AI.
  • ChatGPT passes top exams designed for humans with (almost) flying colours
  • Meanwhile, tuition and college textbooks prices have skyrocketed in the last 22 years
  • Of course, schools start banning ChatGPT across the world
  • Unfortunately for them, watermarking is useless
  • Rather than having a knee-jerk reaction, some teachers incorporate ChatGPT in their classes
  • Thankfully, Seth Godin weighs in with his usual wisdom

If you are not exhausted after reading the Free Edition of Synthetic Work Issue #1, don’t worry. There’s a lot more tedious AI stuff to talk about below.

The first industry where artificial intelligence is wreaking havoc is Education. And given that many of you have or will have kids, I thought it would be interesting to dedicate the Splendid Edition of Synthetic Work Issue #1 by exploring what’s happening in our learning institutions.


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