Myriem Khal is a dyslexic French college student who uses ChatGPT to make studying easier.
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French college student Myriem Khal uses ChatGPT to overcome learning challenges linked to her dyslexia.
Khal passed her final exams with flying colors after using the AI tech to restructure course materials.
Still, learning disability experts are concerned about ChatGPT becoming a catch-all solution.
Students may use OpenAI’s ChatGPT to plagiarize and cheat, leading schools around the world to ban the tool, but at least one college student is using it to overcome her learning disability.
Myriem Khal, a French computer engineering student with dyslexia, told Insider that she has used the buzzy AI chatbot to help her understand her course materials. The results, so far, have been promising.
“I got great marks for my final exams,” Khal said.
Since she was a kid, Khal said she has struggled to learn English and other languages because of her dyslexia.
Even though she excelled at technical subjects like math and science, learning how to read and write in a different language was “horrible” and “very difficult.” Large blocks of text were confusing, grammar didn’t click, and she often struggled to formulate a thought on paper. Still, she had dreams of becoming an engineer, so she pushed through her studies and managed to do well in school.
“I have always needed to work harder than others, and I have always fought to be as bright as possible in my studies,” Khal said.
Now 23, Khal said her studies came to a head earlier this year when she took a five-week class on artificial intelligence. The course was taught in English, and she struggled to grasp concepts like ‘semantic networks’ — even when she translated them to her native tongue.
“The teacher was very technical,” Khal said. “I didn’t understand anything she said.”
Khal discovered ChatGPT during finals in January. After learning what it can do, she decided to use the chatbot to study by rearranging class material in a way that made sense.
Khal would ask ChatGPT in French to, say, explain the links and differences between technical jargon like frames and network semantics. ChatGPT would respond in a simple, concise way, she said, adding that she’d always verify the responses with her class notes.
Simplifying the language, she said, helped her digest the material.
Using this method to study, she was able to pass her final exams with flying colors, boosting her …read more
Source:: Business Insider