OpenAI and Arizona State University (ASU) have joined hands to introduce ChatGPT into the realm of higher education, marking a pioneering step towards leveraging artificial intelligence for educational enhancement. ASU's collaboration with OpenAI aims to incorporate the features of ChatGPT Enterprise into the educational environment, aiming to foster creativity and positively impact student outcomes.
ASU's Chief Information Officer, Lev Gonick, highlighted the increasing interest in integrating AI into educational settings, citing research that indicates nearly two-thirds of organizations are actively considering such incorporation. Gonick emphasized the democratization of AI capabilities, making advanced tools accessible to individuals and organizations of varying sizes and resources, enabling them to harness the power of AI for creative pursuits.
The collaboration intends to utilize ASU's knowledge base to develop AI-driven projects that bring about significant changes in educational methods, support scholarly research, and enhance administrative efficiency within the university. Annes Jones, ASU's Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, revealed that professors have already started integrating generative AI into their courses.
Starting in February, ASU will invite applications from faculty and students to explore creative applications of ChatGPT Enterprise. The three key areas of application identified by ASU include enhancing student success, fostering novel research approaches, and optimizing organizational workflows.
Arizona State University has become the first higher education institution to collaborate with OpenAI, following OpenAI's recent partnerships with public entities, including the Pennsylvania state government, where ChatGPT Enterprise is being introduced for state employees.
In parallel, OpenAI is in discussions with major media entities such as CNN, Fox Corporation, and Time to finalize licensing agreements for their content. The negotiations extend beyond text licensing to include video and image content. OpenAI aims to use articles from CNN, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Discovery Inc., for training ChatGPT and integrating CNN's content into OpenAI's products. These initiatives showcase the expanding influence of ChatGPT across diverse sectors, from education to media.