Dixon Smith, Vice President of Branding and Communications at the UNOH chapter of the American Marketing Association, presented to educators under the guidance of Dean Timothy Fitzpatrick and AMA Advisors Professors Pohlman, Legeman, and Strouse on the impact of large language models like OpenAI’s ChatGPT on education and student transition into the changing workforce. As a 22-year-old and former co-founder of two tech startups, Smith has a unique perspective on the technology and its potential implications.
ChatGPT is a large language model developed by OpenAI, one of the leading artificial intelligence research companies. It can generate human-like text based on a prompt, making it useful for tasks such as conversation, summarization, translation, and more.
The integration of technology like ChatGPT into the education system has the potential to revolutionize the way students learn and interact with information. For example, ChatGPT can generate personalized study materials, provide immediate feedback and support, and facilitate communication between students and teachers.
Moreover, as the workforce continues to change and evolve, students need to develop skills that will be valuable in the future job market. The use of language models in education can help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as technical skills in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Smith, who left his tech startups to pursue his passion for motorsport and enroll in the only motorsports marketing degree in the country, emphasized the importance of adapting to change and developing a growth mindset. He encouraged educators to embrace new technology and incorporate it into their teaching methods to prepare their students for the future better.