AI might be the least of edtech’s worries

Stocks of edtech corporate Chegg nonetheless haven’t recovered from their dive previous this month. As it’s possible you’ll recall, its inventory fell off a cliff after the corporate reported its Q1 effects.

Whilst Chegg beat analyst expectancies for the primary quarter of the yr, it additionally raised a caution that didn’t fall on deaf ears: It warned that ChatGPT used to be hindering its talent so as to add new subscribers.

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“[S]ince March, we noticed an important spike in pupil passion in ChatGPT. We now imagine it’s having an have an effect on on our new buyer expansion fee,” Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig mentioned all over the corporate’s Q1 income name.

Chegg is especially at risk of festival from generative AI; even though it’s possible you’ll understand it as a spot to hire faculty textbooks, “it has additionally confirmed a shockingly well-liked software for dishonest,” TechCrunch+ reported.