November 29, 2023 at 6:47 am

A School Called Alpha Is Taught Completely By AI Teachers And Costs $40,000 A Year

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: TikTok/@fordsanders

The future is now, people!

And it looks like there’s no way we can avoid it.

A man named Ford Sanders who works as a reporter for KVUE in Austin, Texas talked more about this story on his TikTok page.

He told viewers about the Alpha Private School which is K-12 that has some adults working there as “guides”, but no actual teachers. Instead, the kids are “fully taught by AI.”

Source: TikTok/@fordsanders

Sanders shared video clips in his TikTok showing examples of the AI historical figures that teach the students, and there are some pretty heavy hitters.

George Washington, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Harriet Tubman.

Not bad, eh?

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Sanders said that the co-founder of the school claimed that the students learn as much in two hours using AI as kids in regular schools do over the course of six hours.

Here’s a quote from one of the school’s founders, MacKenzie Price: “We don’t have teachers. Now, what we do have is a lot of adults who are in the room engaging with these kids, working as coaches. So they’re helping the kids get clear on what are some goals that they’re working on, what are they doing academically? What are they interested in? How can we really turn on that spark for learning?”

Alpha Private School has three locations with 250 students.

Sanders said that tuition is $40,000 but that the school’s co-founder said that 75% of students are on some kind of financial aid.

Source: TikTok/@fordsanders

Here’s what he had to say.


AUSTIN SCHOOL USES AI TO TEACH STUDENTS, NO TEACHERS: This is wild! Alpha private school here in Austin doesn’t have teachers, rather they have what’s called “guides”. The students are taught fully using artificial intelligence. What do you think about this? KVUE’s @Daranesha has a ton of awesome AI stories like these! #ai #artificialintelligence #artificial #intelligent #intelligence #robot #chatgpt #future #modern #school #schoollife #student #students #studentlife #teacher #teachersoftiktok #teach #austin #austintx #austintexas #atx #atxlife #texas #tx #breakingnews #news #newsanchor #newsreporter #newsreport #kvue #kvuenews

♬ original sound – Ford Sanders

And here’s how people reacted.

This viewer quoted a brilliant mind.

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Another TikTokker made a GREAT point.

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And this individual said this is not sustainable.

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I don’t know if this is impressive or creepy…

What do you think?