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Future of AI

News on Artificial Intelligence in Education and Libraries

Friday, March 1, 2024

AI In Education: Where Is It Now And What Is The Future

AI is a technology that is rapidly spreading throughout many industries, and education is no exception. AI is quickly becoming a popular tool in classrooms and schools around the world. In fact, according to a study conducted by IDC, 92% of institutions are already using AI technology regularly.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.uopeople.edu/blog/ai-in-education-where-is-it-now-and-what-is-the-future/

What Can AI Offer Teachers?

| Shana Lynch

ORIGINAL LINK: https://hai.stanford.edu/news/what-can-ai-offer-teachers

Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Education For the Better—If We Let I

Fear of new technologies, and the desire to control them, may have more to do with a fear of free people and the liberating potential of new technologies, rather than of the technology itself.

Artificial intelligence reveals prostate cancer is not just one disease

The work published today by this global consortium of researchers has the potential to make a real difference to people affected by prostate cancer. The more we understand about cancer the better chance we have of developing treatments to beat it.  

ORIGINAL LINK: https://news.cancerresearchuk.org/2024/02/29/artificial-intelligence-reveals-prostate-cancer-is-not-just-one-disease/

OpenAI takes robotics leap with Figure

From The Rundown AI, Inc

The Rundown: Figure just officially announced its $675M funding round, alongside a shiny new collaboration with OpenAI — partnering to develop and infuse advanced AI capabilities into the startup’s humanoid robots.

The details:

OpenAI's newest AI models will be integrated into Figure's humanoid robots, enhancing their ability to process natural language commands.

The funding will accelerate commercial deployment, with Figure-01 robots already being integrated into BMW’s auto plants.

Figure recently demoed its robot completing real-world tasks completely autonomously, while most competitors share demos teleoperated behind the scenes.

Why it matters: Humanoid robots paired with industry-leading AI models are an extremely powerful combination — and given OpenAI Head of DevOps Logan Kilpatrick’s tweet: “The final form for ChatGPT is not chat, this partnership may be a major signal of the company’s grand vision.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Yes, AIs ‘understand’ things

By far the most famous philosophical argument deployed by skeptics of artificial intelligence is the “Chinese Room” thought experiment, put forth in 1980 by John Searle.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://nonzero.substack.com/p/yes-ais-understand-things

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Where Does AI Belong in Education? Teachers and Administrators Have Some Strong Opinions

The expanded use of artificial intelligence in K-12 education this school year is prompting very strong feelings, from calling it the “Terminator” to telling people to get hip, because “it’s here to stay.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.edweek.org/technology/where-does-ai-belong-in-education-teachers-and-administrators-have-some-strong-opinions/2024/02

I Wrote What? Google's AI-Powered Libel Machine

Last night, after seeing chatter about Google/Alphabet’s much-ballyhooed new AI tool, Gemini, I checked for myself. Any product rollout disastrous enough to cause a one-day share drop of 4.4% for a firm with a $1.73 trillion market capitalization must be quite a spectacle, I thought.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.racket.news/p/i-wrote-what-googles-ai-powered-libel

Tumblr and Wordpress to Sell Users’ Data to Train AI Tools

Tumblr and Wordpress are preparing to sell user data to Midjourney and OpenAI, according to a source with internal knowledge about the deals and internal documentation referring to the deals.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.404media.co/tumblr-and-wordpress-to-sell-users-data-to-train-ai-tools/

Monday, February 26, 2024

Google launches two new open LLMs

Barely a week after launching the latest iteration of its Gemini models, Google today announced the launch of Gemma, a new family of lightweight open-weight models.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://techcrunch.com/2024/02/21/google-launches-two-new-open-llms/

Anti-Piracy Group Takes Massive AI Training Dataset 'Books3′ Offline

One of the most prominent pirated book repositories used for training AI, Books3, has been kicked out from the online nest it had been roosting in for nearly three years.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://gizmodo.com/anti-piracy-group-takes-ai-training-dataset-books3-off-1850743763

ChatGPT Can Get Off My Lawn

Will artificial intelligence become the greatest boon to higher education since online learning? (This assumes that online learning was a boon, which is a topic for another day.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://brownstone.org/articles/chatgpt-can-get-off-my-lawn/

AI and Libraries Mini-Conference: Call for Propsals Now Open | Closing Keynote Announced

Our first Library 2.024 mini-conference: "AI and Libraries: Applications, Implications, and Possibilities," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, March 21st, 2024, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Time.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.stevehargadon.com/2024/02/ai-and-libraries-mini-conference-call.html