Are we facing an algorithmic renaissance or apocalypse? Generative AI, ChatBots, and emerging human-machine interaction in the educational landscape

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Bozkurt A., Sharma R.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF DISTANCE EDUCATION, vol.19, no.1, pp.1-12, 2024 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


This study explores the transformative potential of Generative AI (GenAI) and ChatBots in educational interaction, communication, and the broader implications of human-GenAI collaboration. By examining the related literature through data mining and analytical methods, the paper identifies three main research themes: the revolutionary role of GenAI-powered ChatBots in educational interactions, their capability to enrich social learning, and their dual role as both support and assistance within educational settings. This research further highlights the impact of human-GenAI interaction in education from social, psychological, and cultural perspectives, focusing on social presence as a fundamental component of the teaching and learning process. It discusses the integration of GenAI and ChatBots into education and considers whether this marks the dawn of an algorithmic renaissance that elevates educational experiences or an apocalypse that threatens the very essence of human learning and interaction.