Queensland will join New South Wales in banning access to ChatGPT in state schools, though artificial intelligence experts have questioned how effective such a strategy is.
Nine newspapers revealed on Sunday morning the NSW Department of Education would ban the technology using a firewall, as concern mounts over the use of bots to cheat in assessments.
Students in NSW will be unable to access artificial intelligence applications – including ChatGPT – while at school with access restricted on student devices and school networks.
On Sunday, Queensland’s Department of Education told Guardian Australia it was also blocking ChatGPT for all students until it could be “fully assessed” for appropriateness in a school setting.
“The department operates an internet content filtering system which continually assesses online content and it blocks content that may be a risk to students.”
Victoria’s Department of Education has however declined to bring in a ban. A spokesperson said it was continuing to monitor the capabilities of AI and would “consider any appropriate actions as required”.