Summary: The article discusses the impact of generative AI, particularly models like ChatGPT and others, on education. It explores the potential benefits of AI in roles such as instructional and teaching assistants, administrative support, and parent engagement. The technology’s capabilities are growing rapidly, but it also presents challenges like student cheating, bias, privacy concerns, decreased social interaction, and equity issues. Policymakers are grappling with regulating AI in education. Ultimately, the article suggests that while past technologies didn’t revolutionize education as promised, AI has the potential to enhance the human element in education if used thoughtfully.