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Welcome to Sensemaking, AI, and Learning (SAIL)- a look at the trends and technologies impacting education.

In numerous meetings with university leadership, educators, and faculty over the last few months, a growing anxiety around the implications of AI is palpable. For some, this anxiety is existential. For most, however, it's an awareness that AI is yet another technology that requires a change pedagogy, teaching, and learning. In a workshop yesterday, I asked senior leadership how serious they viewed the risk of AI (low, medium, significant). Most felt it was a medium risk - significant but not fatal to the university.

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Reflections on my TEDX Talk.
Last night, I gave a TEDX Talk on AI and Education.
I decided to start the talk by taking the audience back to 1984 and the work of Educational Psychologist, Benjamin Bloom. At the time, Bloom was exploring a big education research question: what are the optimal conditions for human learning?

TED (02/05/23)

Sal Khan, the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, thinks artificial intelligence could spark the greatest positive transformation education has ever seen. He shares the opportunities he sees for students and educators to collaborate with AI tools -- including the potential of a personal AI tutor for every student and an AI teaching assistant for every teacher -- and demos some exciting new features for their educational chatbot, Khanmigo.

New York Times (01/05/23)

In a recent experiment, researchers used large language models to translate brain activity into words.

Think of the words whirling around in your head: that tasteless joke you wisely kept to yourself at dinner; your unvoiced impression of your best friend’s new partner. Now imagine that someone could listen in.

The dream: AI will exponentially enhance our productivity and creativity. It will optimize everything that can be optimized, freeing us humans up to do work that truly matters. It will lead to new breakthroughs in science, scale up mental health services, detect and cure cancer, and more. It will finally enable humanity to realize its full potential.

The nightmare: present and future harm. Estimates suggest AI will eliminate 300 million jobs worldwide, with 18 percent of work to be automated, over-proportionally affecting knowledge workers in advanced economies. (21/04/23)

This week I spent a few days at the ASU/GSV conference and ran into 7,000 educators, entrepreneurs, and corporate training people who had gone CRAZY for AI.

No, I’m not kidding. This community, which makes up people like training managers, community college leaders, educators, and policymakers is absolutely freaked out about ChatGPT, Large Language Models, and all sorts of issues with AI. Now don’t get me wrong: I’m a huge fan of this. But the frenzy is unprecedented: this is bigger than the excitement at the launch of the i-Phone.

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Más de 54 millones de los 531 millones de hispanohablantes del mundo viven en Estados Unidos. ¿Impresionante verdad? El español es el segundo idioma más hablado en EEUU y tiene una gran influencia en la cultura estadounidense. 

En vista del Día Internacional del español que se celebra el 23 de abril, la agencia de impacto LSG publicó una encuesta realizada en 2023 que revela las principales percepciones, prioridades y expectativas con respecto a la lengua española entre los votantes frecuentes de Estados Unidos.

The narrative around cheating students doesn’t tell the whole story. Meet the teachers who think generative AI could actually make learning better.

TechTalks (17/04/23)

Since its release in November, ChatGPT has captured the imagination of the world. People are using it for all kinds of tasks and applications. It has the potential to change popular applications and create new ones.

But ChatGPT has also triggered an AI arms race between tech giants such as Microsoft and Google. This has pushed the industry toward more competition and less openness on large language models (LLM). The source code, model architecture, weights, and training data of these instruction-following LLMs are not available to the public. Most of them are available either through commercial APIs or black-box web applications.

GP Strategies (28/02/23)

When Barbara Mistick and I surveyed people for our book Stretch, we asked people what they did to ensure they stayed current. The number one answer was: I hang around with smart people.

I got the chance to do exactly that last week as I facilitated a conversation on generative artificial intelligence with Sourabh Bajaj, CTO of CoRise and a group of heads of learning or talent who sit on the GSV Ventures Workforce Insights Board. Sourabh has spent his career in artificial intelligence in companies from Coursera to Google.

In this article, I hope to provide a quick primer and further the conversation more broadly on what generative AI will mean for us in the talent and learning space.