Khaled: MOHE in works of producing guidelines for ChatGPT

THE Higher Education Ministry (MOHE) is working on guidelines on the use of the artificial intelligence (AI)-driven ChatGPT, according to Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

“ChatGPT and other AI technology will be beneficial if adopted as a tool in the learning process,” the Free Malaysia Today (FMT) reported him as saying. “We are not regulating (ChatGPT) but we are already working on providing guidelines on what to do and what not to do when adopting these tools.”

The UMNO vice-president said it cannot be seen as a tool that is an end in itself for “if we do this, then the learning process will be taken over by machines”.

Mohamed Khaled Nordin

In January, Khaled proposed a white paper entitled “A New Horizon for Science, Technology, and Innovation: A Strategy for Malaysia” to help the ministry prepare for changes in teaching and learning.

The white paper would be aimed at managing current and future technological disruptions to teaching and learning and the governance of higher education institutions, according to Bernama.

The launch of ChatGPT last November was greeted by both enthusiasm and concern among Malaysia’s academic community because it can quickly produce essays of the collegiate level.

There are concerns that it could be used for dishonesty and plagiarism because of its precise and detailed responses which are nearly impossible to tell apart from human-written content.

A high-level task force or committee of specialists in education and technology is “urgently needed”, according to a recent declaration from the Malaysian Academic Movement (GERAK) to formulate cross-sector policies and guidelines to meet its potential and challenges. — March 17, 2023


Main photo credit: Economy Middle East

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