American Federation of Teachers Partners with AI Identification Platform GPTZero

IBL News | New York

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the second-largest teacher’s union in the U.S., signed a deal with the identification platform GTPZero to detect when students use artificial intelligence to do their homework.

The teacher’s union will be paying for access to more tailored AI detection and certification tools and assistance.

“If we don’t guard against its perils upfront, we’re going to repeat the terrible transitions that happened with the industrial revolution,” AFT President Randi Weingarten told CBS MoneyWatch. “ChatGPT can be a really important supplement and complement to educators if the guardrails are in place.”

“You can’t stop technology and innovation. You need to ride it and harness, it and that’s what we are talking to our members about,” she said.

Founded in January by Princeton graduate Edward Tian, GPTZero is a 15-person company that says “it’s working with teachers to figure out where AI fits into education and empower students to use AI responsibly.”

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