Tech industry hype and doomsday prophesies around A.I.-enhanced chatbots like ChatGPT sent many U.S. schools scrambling this year to block or limit the use of the tools in classrooms.
But Newark Public Schools are taking a different approach.
They are part of the first school systems in the United States to pilot test Khanmigo, an automated teaching aid developed by Khan Academy.
Newark has volunteered to be a guinea pig for public schools across the country that are trying find practical uses of new AI-assisted tutoring bots from their marketing promises.
But critics warn that the bots can fabricate plausible-sounding misinformation.
Officials in Newark, the largest district in New Jersey, said they were testing the tutoring bot in three schools.
Their findings could influence districts across the United States that are vetting AI tools for the upcoming school year.