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Coding Instructors Are Adding AI to Their Lessons – Before AI Replaces Them

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There’s a real need for education companies to adapt to AI before their business models are at risk of becoming obsolete.

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At General Assembly, a coding boot camp, ChatGPT is already part of the course. Instructors are incorporating the artificial intelligence chatbot into lesson plans, and students are encouraged to use the AI tool to do their homework. "Our instructors are on the ground teaching it now," said Robert Jones, vice president of product strategy at General Assembly.

AI is poised to transform many jobs—about two-thirds of US occupations will be impacted by AI to some degree, according to an April report by Goldman Sachs. And coding boot camps, which promise to equip students with the most in-demand skills, are adapting to reflect that.

At General Assembly, which was founded in 2011, instructors are teaching students how to responsibly use AI and about how the technology works, Jones said. The company is receiving informal feedback to create more standardized curriculum materials that will be rolled out to all 30,000 of its teachers this summer. That means coding instructors, too, will need to keep up with the pace of technology.

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