With ChatGPT and AI, are human teachers still useful? Yes, very useful.

Jennifer Turliuk
2 min readMar 20, 2023

With the rapid advances in AI, many folks are starting to question the relevance of certain professions going forward. One that may come to mind is teaching. But even with the advancements in AI and tools like ChatGPT, human teachers are still incredibly useful. While AI can be a powerful supplement to traditional education, human teachers offer several advantages that AI cannot fully replicate, including:

  1. Empathy and Emotional Intelligence: Human teachers can understand and respond to the emotional needs of their students, offering support and guidance when needed. This is something that AI has not yet fully mastered.
  2. Adaptability: Human teachers can adapt their teaching methods and styles to better suit individual students, taking into consideration their strengths, weaknesses, and learning preferences.
  3. Context and Nuance: Human teachers can provide context and explain complex topics in ways that are easier for students to understand, using examples, analogies, and stories that AI may not be able to generate effectively.
  4. Motivation and Encouragement: Human teachers can inspire and motivate students, fostering a love for learning and a sense of self-confidence that AI might struggle to replicate.
  5. Social Interaction: Human teachers promote social development in students by facilitating group work, discussions, and other activities that require interaction and collaboration.
  6. Role Models: Teachers can serve as positive role models for students, offering guidance in personal and moral development.
  7. Creativity: Human teachers can encourage creativity and critical thinking in students by engaging them in problem-solving tasks and open-ended discussions, which AI may not be able to fully support.
  8. Assessment and Feedback: While AI can provide some level of assessment and feedback, human teachers can offer a more comprehensive and personalized evaluation of a student’s progress.

And many more.

In summary, although AI and tools like ChatGPT can be valuable resources in education, human teachers still play a crucial role in providing emotional support, adaptability, and personal guidance that AI cannot yet fully replicate. The best approach is to use AI as a tool to enhance and support the efforts of human teachers rather than as a replacement.

[Written with ChatGPT]

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Jennifer Turliuk

Investor | Entrepreneur | Technologist | Author | Speaker | Climate Tech, Edtech, Impact, AI. Partner, Climate Angels & Climate Capital Syndicate