The artificial intelligence program ChatGPT will be blocked in Victorian state schools, a few weeks after NSW issued a similar ban.
Chatbot program banned in Victorian state schools
Students in Victorian state schools will not be able to access the artificial intelligence program ChatGPT while on school grounds.
Victoria’s education department on Wednesday announced access to the chatbot had been blocked from state school servers and devices as part of an interim measure.
While many have raised concerns over ChatGPT’s capability to help students cheat, the department cited the program’s 18-plus age restriction as reason for the ban.
“The department is undertaking further analysis of the implications of these emerging technologies and is preparing advice for schools,” a department spokesman told AAP.