Doomsaying is an old occupation. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a complex subject. It’s easy to fear what you don’t understand. These three truths go some way towards explaining the oversimplification and dramatisation plaguing discussions about AI. Yesterday outlets around the world were plastered with news of yet another open letter claiming AI poses an existential threat to […] … learn more→
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No, AI probably won’t kill us all – and there’s more to this fear campaign than meets the eye
What artificial intelligence teaches us about what intelligence really is
The arrival of artificial intelligence to the general public has meant the beginning of a debate on whether it is possible for this automatic system to replace human intelligence. Multiple authors, from Noam Chomsky to epistemological philosophers , raise a series of doubts about this matter: Chomsky detects in her the banality of the evil of the philosopher Hannah Arendt, and […] … learn more→
How will AI change the web development in the future?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a buzzword in recent times. It is being leveraged by various industries to enhance their efficiency and productivity. The global market size of AI was USD 119.78 billion in the year 2022. It is expected to reach USD 1,591.03 billion by 2030. That shows the growing demand for artificial intelligence. As […] … learn more→
I used to work at Google and now I’m an AI researcher. Here’s why slowing down AI development is wise
Is it time to put the brakes on the development of artificial intelligence (AI)? If you’ve quietly asked yourself that question, you’re not alone. In the past week, a host of AI luminaries signed an open letter calling for a six-month pause on the development of more powerful models than GPT-4; European researchers called for tighter AI regulations; and long-time […] … learn more→
Survey: behind AI, precarious workers in developing countries
There are not only robots behind artificial intelligence (AI): at the end of the chain, there are often workers from southern countries. Recently a Time investigation revealed that Kenyan workers paid less than three euros per hour were responsible for ensuring that the data used to train ChatGPT did not contain discriminatory content . AI models indeed need to be trained, […] … learn more→
Should AIs be kicked out of schools?
The introduction of a new technology generally arouses very clear-cut reactions, between enthusiastic receptions and stubborn reluctance. Artificial intelligence (AI) is no exception to the rule and raises dilemmas. However, rather than wondering whether to welcome it or banish it from the education system, shouldn’t we first start from the postulate of educability dear to Philippe Meirieu and ask ourselves […] … learn more→
As uni goes back, here’s how teachers and students can use ChatGPT to save time and improve learning
Universities around Australia are starting the academic year under yet another cloud of uncertainty. After surviving the disruptions of COVID, teachers and students begin this semester under the apparent threat of ChatGPT, which can generate human-like text. Some fear this powerful new technology will increase student cheating and undermine academic integrity. The Universities Accord discussion paper released last week specifically asks […] … learn more→
Who wants to regulate artificial intelligence?
In the winter of 2016, the Google Nest home automation manager made a software update to its thermostats that caused battery damage . A large number of users were left disconnected, though many were able to change batteries, buy a new thermostat, or wait for Google to fix it. The company indicated that the failure would have been caused by the artificial intelligence […] … learn more→
Do we need an agency to oversee artificial intelligence?
We often come across advertisements for products labeled “with artificial intelligence”. But very rarely, if ever, is the user informed of more details. Who guarantees us that, effectively, this product works based on artificial intelligence (AI)? Who certifies that the answers it offers us are the correct ones? What code of ethics does it obey? Without knowing anything about it, when for […] … learn more→
Can artificial intelligence predict a student’s grade without the need for an exam?
Artificial intelligence and data analytics impact our lives on virtually every level. The educational context is no exception. This is how what we call Learning Analytics arises , a research discipline that tries to apply data analysis to improve the teaching and learning process. Among many other types of studies, there are several research initiatives that work with increasingly […] … learn more→