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Future of AI

News on Artificial Intelligence in Education and Libraries

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Why Generative AI Will Help Us Build A More Resilient Workforce

I’ve been in the business of helping major, multinational companies build workforce resilience for more than a decade. Now, a once-in-a-generation change is upon us.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.forbes.com/sites/janbruce/2024/04/10/why-generative-ai-will-help-us-build-a-more-resilient-workforce/

Artificial General Intelligence Is Pure Hype

When OpenAI's board momentarily ousted Sam Altman from his post as CEO last November, the media obsession was... intense.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsiegel/2024/04/10/artificial-general-intelligence-is-pure-hype/

AI race heats up as OpenAI, Google and Mistral release new models

OpenAI, Google, and the French artificial intelligence startup Mistral have all released new versions of their frontier AI models within 12 hours of each other, as the industry gears up for a burst of activity over the summer.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2024/apr/10/ai-race-heats-up-as-openai-google-and-mistral-release-new-models

OpenAI and Meta are on the verge of releasing AI models capable of reasoning like humans, report says

OpenAI and Meta are reportedly preparing to release more advanced AI models that would be able to help problem-solve and take on more complex tasks.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.businessinsider.com/openai-meta-agi-ai-models-reasoning-race-2024-4

Amazon Grows To Over 750,000 Robots As World's Second-Largest Private Employer Replaces Over 100,000 Humans

Amazon.com Inc. is rapidly advancing its use of robotics, deploying over 750,000 robots to work alongside its employees. The world's second-largest private employer employs 1.5 million people. While that's a lot, it's a decrease of over 100,000 employees from the 1.6 million workers it had in 2021.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazon-grows-over-750-000-153000967.html

Google and MIT launch a free generative AI course for teachers

When considering generative AI in the classroom, many people think of its potential for students; however, teachers can benefit just as much from the technology, if not more.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-and-mit-launch-a-free-generative-ai-course-for-teachers/

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Monday, April 8, 2024

Podcast : Elizabeth Hutchinson

This podcast aims to raise the profile of school libraries by talking about topics that are current across education and teaching.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.elizabethahutchinson.com/podcast/episode/abd4348c/ai-with-and-through-the-school-library

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Top AI researcher says AI will end humanity and we should stop developing it now — but don't worry, Elon Musk disagrees

Here’s something cheery to consider the next time you use an AI tool. Most people involved in artificial intelligence think it could end humanity. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the odds of it happening vary wildly depending on who you listen to.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.techradar.com/pro/top-ai-researcher-says-ai-will-end-humanity-and-we-should-stop-developing-it-now-but-dont-worry-elon-musk-disagrees

Chatbot outperformed physicians in clinical reasoning in head-to-head study

ChatGPT-4, an artificial intelligence program designed to understand and generate human-like text, outperformed internal medicine residents and attending physicians at two academic medical centers at processing medical data and demonstrating clinical reasoning.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2024/04/240401142448.htm