Journal of East China Normal University(Educational Sciences) ›› 2023, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (7): 56-63.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2023.07.006

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ChatGPT/AIGC and the Value and Mission of Higher Education

Yuan Xun   

  1. Institute of Higher Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
  • Online:2023-07-01 Published:2023-06-25


Even though large multimodal models have broad application prospects at all stages of education, especially higher education, we should first focus on how to more effectively train students’ ability to cope with AI, or develop their wisdom to cooperate with AI in the process of applying this model. Today, with the rapid development of artificial intelligence, what artificial intelligence cannot achieve in education, especially in the field of higher education, is exactly the real value of human education, especially higher education, including the development of human unique rationality, collectivity and richness of human intelligence, adaptability of human culture, human moral and ethical choices, and human creativity. Higher education in the era of artificial intelligence must adhere to the intrinsic value of higher education, focus on the development of students’ morality, ethics, spirit and creativity, and provide necessary guidelines for rational application of artificial intelligence, so as to ensure that the young generation can continuously develop human collective intelligence under the premise of correct use of artificial intelligence, so as to create a future of common happiness for mankind.

Key words: large multimodal models; ChatGPT; GPT-4; AIGC, higher education, value and mission