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News on Artificial Intelligence in Education and Libraries

Saturday, June 1, 2024

OpenAI's new ChatGPT Edu is for universities. Here's how teachers and students can benefit

Broadly speaking, higher education institutions are no longer rejecting Generative AI tools such as ChatGPT. They are instead increasingly implementing AI chatbots and other tools to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.zdnet.com/article/openais-new-chatgpt-edu-is-for-universities-heres-how-teachers-and-students-can-benefit/

Google defends AI search results after they told us to put glue on pizza

Last week, Google rolled out its AI search results for millions of users to tinker with. The goal was to deliver a better search experience. Instead, AI delivered all sorts of weird results, like saying people should put glue on their pizza to help the cheese stick and eat rocks.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/30/24168344/google-defends-ai-overviews-search-results

Thursday, May 30, 2024

First ‘bilingual’ brain-reading device decodes Spanish and English words

For the first time, a brain implant has helped a bilingual person who is unable to articulate words to communicate in both of his languages. An artificial-intelligence (AI) system coupled to the brain implant decodes, in real time, what the individual is trying to say in either Spanish or English.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-024-01451-4

Media Companies Are Making a Huge Mistake With AI

News organizations rushing to absolve AI companies of theft are acting against their own interests. In 2011, I sat in the Guggenheim Museum in New York and watched Rupert Murdoch announce the beginning of a “new digital renaissance” for news.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2024/05/fatal-flaw-publishers-making-openai-deals/678477/

The Atlantic announces product and content partnership with OpenAI

Today The Atlantic is announcing a strategic content and product partnership with OpenAI, which positions The Atlantic as a premium news source within OpenAI.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.theatlantic.com/press-releases/archive/2024/05/atlantic-product-content-partnership-openai/678529/

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Facebook will soon use your photos, posts and other info to train its AI. You can opt out (but it's complicated)

DATA PROTECTION CONCERNS have been raised after Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta announced it will soon start using its users’ posts and photos to train its Artificial Intelligence products and services. Users of the social media platforms are automatically opted in to consent to this.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.thejournal.ie/facebook-data-ai-6391876-May2024/

Former OpenAI Board Member Reveals Board Was Unaware of ChatGPT Launch Until Public Release

Former OpenAI board member Helen Toner recently discussed why OpenAI CEO Sam Altman was fired. She explained that last year's turmoil at OpenAI was due to a breakdown of trust caused by Altman's dishonesty, which made it impossible for the board to have confidence in him.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.techtimes.com/articles/305098/20240529/former-openai-board-member-reveals-board-unaware-chatgpt-launch-until-public-release.htm

AI models have favorite numbers, because they think they’re people

AI models are always surprising us, not just in what they can do, but what they can’t, and why. An interesting new behavior is both superficial and revealing about these systems: they pick random numbers as if they’re human beings.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://techcrunch.com/2024/05/28/ai-models-have-favorite-numbers-because-they-think-theyre-people/

Anthropic hires former OpenAI safety lead to head up new team

Welcome to TechCrunch Fintech! This week, we’re looking at the long-term implications of Synapse’s bankruptcy on the fintech sector, Majority’s impressive ARR milestone, and more! To get a roundup of…

ORIGINAL LINK: https://techcrunch.com/2024/05/28/anthropic-hires-former-openai-safety-lead-to-head-up-new-team/

OpenAI Says It Has Started Training GPT-4 Successor — Here’s What We Know

Topline OpenAI has created a new safety and security board and has started work training its next AI model, the company announced Tuesday in a blog post, a rare insight into the hotly anticipated successor to GPT-4, the technology powering its chatbot ChatGPT, as tech companies race to produce incre

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2024/05/28/openai-says-it-has-started-training-gpt-4-successor---heres-what-we-know/

OpenAI Says It Has Begun Training a New Flagship A.I. Model

OpenAI said on Tuesday that it had begun training a new flagship artificial intelligence model that would succeed the GPT-4 technology that drives its popular online chatbot, ChatGPT. The San Francisco start-up, which is one of the world’s leading A.I.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/28/technology/openai-gpt4-new-model.html

Monday, May 27, 2024

A University Awarded a Student $10,000 for His AI Tool — Then Suspended Him for Using It, According to a New Lawsuit Emory University awarded the AI study aid the $10,000 grand prize in an entrepreneurial pitch competition last year.

Eightball was meant to be an AI tool that turned coursework into study aids, like flashcards and practice tests. Its creators, Emory University undergrads, won Emory's pitch competition last year, earning a $10,000 grand prize and promotion from the university on its own social media channels.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.entrepreneur.com/business-news/emory-university-funds-suspends-student-over-ai-tool/474535

Sunday, May 26, 2024

AI Essay Grading Could Help Overburdened Teachers, But Researchers Say It Needs More Work

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ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/63809/ai-essay-grading-could-help-overburdened-teachers-but-researchers-say-it-needs-more-work