ChatGPT has launched a new version of ChatGPT specially for universities and education institutions. Dubbed “ChatGPT Edu“, this new AI-powered tool aims to “responsibly” deply AI to students.

Powered by GPT-40, ChatGPT Edu can reason across text and vision and use advanced tools such as data analysis. It will be able to help with various tasks across campuses, such as providing personalized tutoring for students and reviewing their resumes, as well as helping researchers write grant applications assisting faculty with grading and feedback.

“Our university partners have found innovative ways to make AI accessible to students, faculty, researchers, and campus operations,” said OpenAI in a blog post.

According to OpenAI, the new offering includes enterprise-level security and controls and is affordable for educational institutions. It has been built following the success stories of the University of Oxford, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas at Austin, Arizona State University, Columbia University in the City of New York in integrating ChatGPT Enterprise.

ChatGPT Edu Features Include:

  • Access to GPT-4o, our flagship model, excelling in text interpretation, coding, and mathematics
  • Advanced capabilities such as data analytics, web browsing, and document summarization
  • The ability to build GPTs, custom versions of ChatGPT, and share them within university workspaces
  • Significantly higher message limits than the free version of ChatGPT
  • Improved language capabilities across quality and speed, with over 50 languages supported
  • Robust security, data privacy, and administrative controls such as group permissions, SSO, SCIM , and GPT management
  • Conversations and data are not used to train OpenAI models

Commenting on the launch, Kyle Bowen, Deputy CIO at Arizona State University, said: “Integrating OpenAI’s technology into our educational and operational frameworks accelerates transformation at ASU. We’re collaborating across our community to harness these tools, extending our learnings as a scalable model for other institutions.”

OpenAI’s launch of GPT-4o was met with a mixture of excitement, worry and warnings about potential dangers for privacy and copyright, as well as the legality of AI training models.

The official introduction of such a model to educational institutions will likely exacerbate the debate still further.