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Future of AI

News on Artificial Intelligence in Education and Libraries

Thursday, April 4, 2024

The Case for Techno-Optimism Around AI

You can viscerally feel the techno-optimism back in the air of San Francisco these days as the arrival of Generative AI reenergizes the region.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://peterleyden.substack.com/p/the-case-for-techno-optimism-around

Monday, April 1, 2024

Debunking the Myth

Since the introduction of ChatGPT and generative AI, the main complaint I have heard from educators is that it will make it easier for students to cheat, and many educators believe this to be a fact.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://elissamalespina.substack.com/p/debunking-the-myth

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Congress bans staff use of Microsoft's AI Copilot chatbot

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.axios.com/2024/03/29/congress-house-strict-ban-microsoft-copilot-staffers

How to Resist the Temptation of AI When Writing

Whether you're a student, a journalist, or a business professional, knowing how to do high-quality research and writing using trustworthy data and sources, without giving in to the temptation of AI or ChatGPT, is a skill worth developing.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-resist-ai-temptation-writing/

Larry Summers, now an OpenAI board member, thinks AI could replace ‘almost all' forms of labor.

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, who joined ChatGPT developer OpenAI’s board of directors late last year, weighed in on this debate at the Fortune Innovation Forum in Hong Kong on Thursday.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://fortune.com/asia/2024/03/28/larry-summers-treasury-secretary-openai-board-member-ai-replace-forms-labor-productivity-miracle/

AI already uses as much energy as a small country. It’s only the beginning.

The energy needed to support data storage is expected to double by 2026. You can do something to stop it. In January, the International Energy Agency (IEA) issued its forecast for global energy use over the next two years.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.vox.com/climate/2024/3/28/24111721/ai-uses-a-lot-of-energy-experts-expect-it-to-double-in-just-a-few-years