Bill Gates just wrote 7 pages worth of predictions about how AI will change our lives. I’m not an expert on AI, but if his predictions are as good as his educational knowledge, I’m not sure if all of this will happen. No, I’m not talking about all the failures of the Gates foundation in… Read More Just because you’re one of the wealthiest people on earth doesn’t mean you know your science (Bill Gates, learning styles and more)
Via Larry Ferlazzo I found this tool. Lumen5 uses Artificial Intelligence to create videos from text or presentations. So I tried it to make a video based on one of my most-read blog posts. To be clear: the awful voice-over wasn’t made by AI, that’s just me :).
A conference paper discusses the three ways language models that are gaining attention lately reuse materials written by others, aka plagiarizing. I didn’t have access to a paper, but I thought this press release gives relevant insights as we’ll get more discussions about this. “Plagiarism comes in different flavors,” said Dongwon Lee, professor of information… Read More 3 flavors how language models – such as ChatGTP – plagiarize
Found this one via Larry Cuban.
This paper was published last year, but because of this tweet I just found out about it this morning: our new paper on facial recognition in schools is temporarily open access – looks at how small EdTech start-ups work their products into schools – framing ed 'problems', leveraging SAAS, and overcoming push-back over 'privacy' through… Read More This paper is a huge warning: “Autoroll: scripting the emergence of classroom facial recognition technology”
Yesterday I already started a blog post with the good and the bad. This new study forces me to do the same today: The good: video game playing causes no harm to young children’s cognitive abilities The bad: video games assumed to be effective learning tools showed no meaningful effects. Although the sample is not… Read More Good and bad news about computer games and preteens
This study is in line with earlier research. One could argue if the negative effects of screen time are actually because of watching screens or underlying causes, but this is less important in this case. The researchers behind this new study have found that, although more screen time at 2 years of age is associated… Read More Outdoor play can reduce negative effects of screen time in young children
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This is a slightly different topic than normal, although it still is science and education-related: To find out how many scientists a region needs to become a leader in a discipline, researchers tracked millions of scientists moving across the globe. Their result: there is no critical mass, but you have to be a pioneer. Regions… Read More Why you need pioneers
Everybody is writing and talking about ChatGTP. For teachers and professors, the question often is: how will we deal with this in education. The same people who made the tool also made the GPT-2 Output Detector. Let’s have a real-life look. Yesterday I used the tool myself in a way my friend and colleague Casper… Read More Oh no, not another post about Chat GTP? Yes, but it’s about the AI-detector!