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Transform Your Teaching: AI and the Digital Divide

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In this episode, Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles discuss the accessibility of ChatGPT, talking about the challenges that people may face accessing the platform. Check out their conversation and hear how physical limitations such as location or funding can affect how users interact with ChatGPT. 

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ChatGPT can present concerns in terms of access because people’s varying circumstances will either help them or prevent them from utilizing it. Some students may have issues accessing the internet based on their location; therefore, they may not have the same access to ChatGPT as their peers. Larger corporations, however, larger corporations and technology companies can access new features such as Microsoft’s CoPilot because of the cost and computing power required. Though ChatGPT can be accessed from a browser as well as an app, certain devices may not be as compatible with the app.  

The largest access gap concerns the versions of ChatGPT since there is a clear difference between ChatGPT 3.5 and ChatGPT 4.0. ChatGPT 3.5 is the free version, accessible to anyone who navigates to the site, while ChatGPT 4.0 is a paid subscription version. ChatGPT 4.0 has also released a beta that allows ChatGPT to search the web for up-to-date information. Ultimately, people who have access to more advanced versions will have greater opportunities to use it in their field. 

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