This morning, I read How Much Can Duolingo Teach Us? by The New Yorker.
Back in September, von Ahn told me that artificial intelligence would eventually make computers better teachers than people. He saw this as a positive development, since more people have access to smartphones than to high-quality education. “We’ve all gone to school,” he told me at one point. “Some teachers are good, but the vast majority are not all that great.” Humans, he told me on another occasion, “are just hard to deal with.
I believe AI will improve our learning abilities and supercharge our progress as individuals and society as a whole. I think this is already true today, as I use ChatGPT daily for a variety of tasks, including learning about new things.