Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be defined as the ability of software or machines to perform tasks that would typically require human intelligence. In other terms, it simulates human intelligence such as: asking questions, solving problems, learning, and more.
AI Systems There are also different AI systems such as machine learning, and rule-based systems.
Machine learning is where a system is trained on a dataset and can improve its performance over time.
Rule-based is where the system follows a set of predetermined rules to make decisions.
The Goal The goal of AI research is to create systems that can perform tasks just as good as or ideally better than, humans. AI has the potential to revolutionize many industries and transform the way we live and work.
The Cons Even though AI has made a major impact on the way we live, it has its drawbacks as well. Academic integrity has become a major problem within all academic settings. Another problem is AI is replacing people in the workforce as well as feeding misinformation, disinformation, and bias.
Teachers can use AI to generate lesson plans and grading. They can also use AI-generated programs such as ChatGPT as a resource to pinpoint faults in AI technology. Ideas such as having the class find inhuman characteristics by critiquing and revising a generated story. Teachers should also teach their students the importance of understanding plagiarism and cheating when it comes to using AI platforms for schoolwork.
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Students can use AI technology as a starting point to figure out what they want to write about such as possible topics for an essay. To show that students are using AI sources responsibly, they should be able to show cited sources for their information.
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ChatGBT is an AI chatbot that interacts with you, ask it any question and it will respond in an authentic human way. It gathers information from all over the internet. The language model can answer any questions and assist you with essays, making decisions, and much more. ChatGBT has a free option and a premium.
Pictory AI is a platform that creates engaging videos. It uses AI technology to help turn your written scripts or articles into visually automated videos. You can add your voice or use an AI voiceover to your video as well. Pictory offers a free trial of up to 3 videos.
MagicSchool.ai is an educational platform designed to help teachers save time in creating lesson plans, grading, and much more. This platform offers over 40 AI tools free for teachers.
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