A new partnership between OpenAI and Arizona State University will integrate ChatGPT Enterprise for faculty and staff to explore innovative AI applications for student success and research.
The artificial intelligence (AI) developer OpenAI and Arizona State University (ASU), one of the leading research universities in the United States, announced a new collaboration to implement ChatGPT enterprise in higher education.
On Jan. 18, the partnership was announced, making ASU the first higher education institution to collaborate with OpenAI. Beginning in February faculty and staff at the university will be invited to submit proposals on innovative uses for ChatGPT Enterprise.
The university’s three main areas of concentration include, student success enhancement, new avenues for innovative research and streamlining organizational processes.
Lev Gonick, the chief information officer at ASU, said that nearly two-thirds of organizations are already “actively exploring” integrating AI.
“The goal is to leverage our knowledge core here at ASU to develop AI-driven projects aimed at revolutionizing educational techniques, aiding scholarly research and boosting administrative efficiency.”
He continued to say that providing access to advanced AI tools helps level the playing field for individuals and organizations alike to use AI for creative and innovative endeavors.
The university has already made a commitment to “exploring AI in all forms,” and last year announced the launch of AI Acceleration, which is a new team of technologists dedicated to creating the next generation of AI tools.
According to the university’s official announcement, the OpenAI collaboration will “empower” the development of “new solutions” as part of this team’s efforts. Gonick said that:
“If last year was considered to be generative AI’s breakout year, then 2024 will be a time for meaningful practice and exploration to leverage the true power of this technology.”
OpenAI has also been actively engaging in new partnerships in the new year, with potential collaborations between media giants CNN, Fox and Time to secure news content licensing.
Cointelegraph has reached out to ASU for further details on its latest collaboration.