A Teacher Who Loves ChatGPT and Is ‘M3GAN’ Real?

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Hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton

Produced by Davis Land

Edited by Paula Szuchman

Engineered by Alyssa Moxley

Original music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittoop and Marion Lozano

A high school teacher on how the new chatbot from OpenAI is transforming her classroom — for the better. And, “M3GAN” may be closer than you think.

Also, why Gen Z is chasing the digital camera aesthetic.

Credit…Photo Illustration: The New York Times; Image: Bet_Noire, via Getty Images

On today’s episode:

  • Cherie Shields is a high school English teacher in Sandy, Ore.

  • Kalley Huang is a technology reporting fellow based in San Francisco.

Additional reading:

  • Gen Z is bringing back the digital camera, and teenagers in Brooklyn are rejecting smartphone culture.

  • Researchers at Columbia University are trying to build conscious robots.

  • The case for using ChatGPT in schools.


“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton and produced by Davis Land. The show is edited by Paula Szuchman. Engineering by Alyssa Moxley and original music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittoop and Marion Lozano. Fact-checking by Caitlin Love.

Special thanks to Hanna Ingber, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti, Jeffrey Miranda, Daniel Bartel and Dan Savage.

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