The Week in Review: All Agree We're at a Tipping Point
Across sectors, this week's headlines and conversations seem to be about theory applied, and specifically, that we've crossed the AI Rubicon. It will feel that way next week and even next month, actually. This is what it feels like to encounter a modern paradigm shift relative to a shift in trends or fads. The novelty of what generative AI can do is already gaining a relative "patina".
Below are a collection of recent headlines that expound upon this week's narrative theme on AI. We anticipate more stories in the forecast that demonstrate how developments will impact not only our field of education, but the context in which education serves society. How edtech companies position their products with explicit AI functionality in their marketing language will be interesting to watch with SXSW EDU on the near horizon. Startups and established edtech companies alike are finding their footing as the landscape shifts. And as these edtech companies integrate these technologies into their roadmaps, we suspect this means we're going to see a lot of surprising demos in the months ahead, which is why we're presenting at SXSW EDU. If you're going to attend Beth's session or would like to learn more about our work at EdSAFE, please reach out—maybe we can find some Austin-authentic tacos or BBQ if warranted by the conversation!
Enjoy the following stories for your weekend reading and those that you find useful to our continued work and dialogue!
Specifically in EdTech
Understanding AI Technology: An Introduction for Educators | by Glenn Kleiman | Feb, 2023 | Medium AI In The Classroom: Pros, Cons And The Role Of EdTech Companies
ChatGPT: Disability advocates laud ‘tremendous potential’ of platform - CSMonitor.com
Using ChatGPT in Middle and High School Writing Lessons | Edutopia
Thoughts about the impact of AI text on assessment – Open EdTech
Children’s Speech Recognition & Voice Technology Solutions - SoapBox Labs
How to teach students about ethical issues behind new technologies
AI’s Implications for Industry & Society
We’re Reliving the Start of the Smartphone Era, This Time with AI — The Information
A.I. will disrupt markets we thought were impenetrable, says Alger’s Ankur Crawford - YouTube
BioGPT: generative pre-trained transformer for biomedical text generation and mining | Briefings in Bioinformatics | Oxford Academic
One Size Does Not Fit All - Center for Security and Emerging Technology
More than 60 nations agree to address concerns over AI use in warfare | TechSpot
Microsoft says Bing still on track after A.I. mistakes | Fortune
A.I. will disrupt markets we thought were impenetrable, says Alger’s Ankur Crawford
Yes, We Are At A Tipping Point: ChatGPT Is Just The Beginning Of How AI Will Soon Change Everything - YouTube
ChatGPT is just the beginning: How advanced AI is set to enter a new era
Generative AI is changing everything. But what’s left when the hype is gone? | MIT Technology Review