New research by a professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School finds that an AI-powered chatbot GPT-3 was able to pass the final exam for the school's MBA program.
Professor Christian Terwich said that ChatGBT-3 received an MBA at Wharton, explaining that the robot scored a "B" in the exam.
The degree, Terwish writes, demonstrates the robot's "impressive ability to automate some of the skills of generally well-paid knowledge workers, especially knowledge workers in positions held by MBA graduates, including analysts, managers, and consultants."
In the research paper published on January 17, Terwish wrote that the robot's interpretations were "excellent" on human subjects.
He concluded that the bot is "remarkably good at modifying its answers in response to human cues".
Terwish's findings come as teachers are increasingly concerned that AI chatbots may be a source of help for exam cheating.
Although chatbots are not a new technology, GBT chat has been circulating on social media since late 2022.
Earlier this month, the New York City Department of Education announced it would ban ChatGBT from its schools' devices and networks, as experts working in both artificial intelligence and education acknowledged that bots like ChatGPT could be harmful to education in the future.
While ChatGBT's results were impressive, Terwish noted that he "sometimes makes sudden mistakes on relatively simple sixth-grade math level calculations."
He added that the current version of ChatGPT is "incapable of handling advanced process analysis questions, even when based on fairly standard models."
However, Terwish said that ChatGBT's performance on the exam has "important implications for business school education, including the need for new testing policies, curriculum design that emphasizes human-AI collaboration, and opportunities for simulated operations." decision-making in the real world, and the need for creative teaching methods to solve problems and improve teaching outcomes.