AI in Education: The Future is Now

AI in Education: The Future is Now April 6, 2024 Authored: By Dan Nailen Published: Gonzaga Magazine Summary: OpenAI released ChatGPT, prompting widespread adoption among students at Gonzaga University. Justin Marquis, the university’s instructional design director, observed suspiciously perfect essays and recognized AI’s influence. Despite concerns about cheating, some faculty encourage AI use while others […]

Bring Human Values to AI

Bring Human Values to AI April 1, 2024 Authored: by Jacob Abernethy, François Candelon, Theodoros Evgeniou, Abhishek Gupta, and Yves Lostanlen Published: Harvard Business Review Summary: OpenAI introduced GPT-4, boasting improvements in accuracy and reasoning, while highlighting its alignment with human values, a novelty in AI marketing. The evolving landscape demands responsible AI deployment, addressing […]

Google’s Gemini Is the Real Start of the Generative AI Boom

Google’s Gemini Is the Real Start of the Generative AI Boom December 7, 2023 Authored: By Will Knight Published: Wired Summary: Google’s new AI model, Gemini, is positioned as a strong competitor to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. The release of Gemini, described as a fundamentally new kind of AI model, challenges the notion of an impending “AI […]

OpenAI wants ChatGPT in classrooms

OpenAI wants ChatGPT in classrooms November 16, 2023 Authored: By Anna Tong Published: Reuters Summary: OpenAI is considering introducing its popular ChatGPT chatbot into classrooms, aiming to explore educational applications. The company, backed by Microsoft, has experienced rapid growth and faced challenges, including concerns about cheating in schools. OpenAI’s COO, Brad Lightcap, revealed plans to […]

Even OpenAI’s Sam Altman is startled by how powerful he’s become

Even OpenAI’s Sam Altman is startled by how powerful he’s become September 26, 2023 Authored: By Eleanor Pringle Published: Fortune Summary: Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, reflects on his rapid rise to prominence and the impact of his company’s technology, including ChatGPT, on the global landscape. He expresses his surprise at the position he now […]

Generative AI’s Impact on Learning and Development

Jen Dewar – Linkedin

Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) is gaining popularity rapidly and is expected to have a transformative impact on workplace learning programs. GAI can be used for content creation, adaptive development plans, learning program communication, knowledge discovery, skills gap analysis, and succession planning. The benefits include higher productivity, creativity, and better decision-making. However, incorporating GAI requires careful consideration of accuracy, ethics, and confidentiality issues. Creating guidelines and policies for responsible use is essential to harnessing the potential of GAI in the learning and development space. Embracing GAI now can help organizations future-proof their workforce and stay ahead in the evolving world of work.

The Future of Higher Education – The Rise of AI and ChatGPT on Your Campus

Vaughn A. Calhoun –
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

The article discusses the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in higher education, with a focus on ChatGPT, a conversational bot developed by OpenAI. While some fear it may disrupt traditional education, others see potential for improving learning outcomes. The author encourages a balanced perspective, promoting the responsible integration of AI on campuses. Various universities are exploring how to incorporate ChatGPT into their teaching methods. The article concludes by offering ten practical steps for administrators to responsibly and effectively integrate AI technology in their institutions.

A college student created an app that can tell whether AI wrote an essay

Emma Bowman – National Public Radio

Princeton University senior Edward Tian has developed GPTZero, an app to detect whether text is written by the AI chatbot ChatGPT, addressing concerns about AI plagiarism in academia. The app uses “perplexity” and “burstiness” indicators to distinguish human-written text from AI-generated content. While not foolproof, the app aims to bring transparency to AI and promote responsible adoption of AI technologies. Other efforts to curb AI plagiarism include OpenAI’s plan to watermark GPT-generated text, and Hugging Face’s tool to detect AI-written content. The New York City education department has blocked access to ChatGPT in schools due to concerns about its impact on learning.