Khanmigo is a GPT-4 powered learning guide developed by Khan Academy in collaboration with OpenAI. It serves as a tutor and guide for students, focusing on helping them learn rather than doing their school work for them. The system is designed to be more interactive and engaging compared to ChatGPT, which is powered by GPT-3.5.
OpenAI approached Khan Academy with the idea of using GPT-4 for educational purposes. Initially skeptical, Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, was convinced of the potential of GPT-4 after seeing a demo and witnessing its improvements over the previous version.
Khanmigo is powered by GPT-4, which allows it to carry on more sophisticated conversations than ChatGPT, which is powered by GPT-3.5. Khanmigo is designed to be a more life-like tutor for students, guiding them to find answers themselves rather than simply providing answers.
During the pilot launch, the goal is to determine demand for the tutor, how educators and students utilize it, and identify any potential problems that may arise from the technology. The cost of running such AI tools will be studied, as they require significant computing power. However, it is hoped that decreasing costs will make the technology more accessible in the future.