What is AI & what has it got to do with me and my students?
Now that global leaders are tweeting about artificial intelligence (AI) as the next arms race and forecasts are predicting the near-term decimation of existing jobs markets due to artificial intelligence and automation, it's time to ask the question: What is AI and what does it have to do with me and my students?
What's in this episode?
This episode answers the questions of:
What AI is and is not. The difference between narrow AI, general AI and super-intelligence. What type of AI is used now in education, and which AI do people fear, which may never exist? How do students and teachers already use AI to their advantage? Thinking about AI in the context of past educational tools, including the pocket calculator and printed encyclopedia. What questions might teachers want to use when thinking about AI in education?
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Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast
Denis Hurley is the Director of Future Technologies at Pearson
Stephen Wolfram, is the Founder and CEO of Wolfram Research and Creator of Wolfram|Alpha, Mathematica, and Wolfram Language
Murray Shanahan is the Professor of Cognitive Robotics in the Department of Computing, Imperial College London
Peter Foltz is a Vice President for Research at Pearson
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