Should Chatbots Tutor? Dissecting That Viral AI Demo With Sal Khan and His Son

The use of AI chatbots as tutors has been debated since the release of ChatGPT in late 2022. While developers have explored this application, concerns remain about AI’s tendency to “hallucinate” and the potential inability to replace the personalized touch of human tutors. A viral YouTube demo featuring Sal Khan’s son using a ChatGPT-based tutoring tool has renewed interest in the topic, showcasing advanced, interactive capabilities that still seem futuristic.