Observatorio IA

This week, I attended a round table discussion at the House of Commons with politicians and experts from across the education sector to feed into UK policy on AI in Higher Education. Unsurprisingly, one of the key areas of concern and discussion was the impact of AI on academic integrity: in a world where AI can write an essay, what does AI mean for what we assess and how we assess it? And how do we respond in the short term? In this week’s blog post I’ll summarise the discussion and share what we agreed would be the most likely new model of assessment in HE in the post-AI world.
MLA Style Center MLA (17/03/2023)
The MLA’s method for citing sources uses a template of core elements—standardized criteria that writers can use to evaluate sources and create works-cited-list entries based on that evaluation. That new technologies like ChatGPT emerge is a key reason why the MLA has adopted this approach to citation—to give writers flexibility to apply the style when they encounter new types of sources. In what follows, we offer recommendations for citing generative AI, defined as a tool that “can analyze or summarize content from a huge set of information, including web pages, books and other writing available on the internet, and use that data to create original new content” (Weed). 
Timothy McAdoo APA Style (07/04/2023)
In this post, I discuss situations where students and researchers use ChatGPT to create text and to facilitate their research, not to write the full text of their paper or manuscript. We know instructors have differing opinions about how or even whether students should use ChatGPT, and we’ll be continuing to collect feedback about instructor and student questions. As always, defer to instructor guidelines when writing student papers. For more about guidelines and policies about student and author use of ChatGPT, see the last section of this post.
Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of work helping businesses to explore how to integrate AI to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their organisations, especially their HR and L&D teams. Fear of AI hallucinations along with concerns for data privacy means that most business leaders in start with the assumption that the power and potential of AI lies in building bespoke LLMs - i.e. building an internal search + retrieve engine based on internal data using a chat interface.
Google Youtube (13/07/2023)
As we bring Bard to more people and places around the world, we’d like to share more about how we’re building Bard responsibly, its limitations, how we manage your data, and how you can best use Bard as your creative and helpful collaborator. 
Ethan Mollick (28/08/2023)
I wanted a place to translate research into advice, or commentary, in a way that was short and useful - covering One Useful Thing in each post. Due to timing and circumstance, I have very much come to focus on AI, and its impacts on work and education. So that is now the One Useful Thing of this blog.


Sobre el observatorio

Sección en la que se recogen publicaciones interesantes sobre inteligencia artificial no dedicadas específicamente a la enseñanza de ELE. Los efectos de la IA sobre la enseñanza y aprendizaje de lenguas van a ser, están siendo, muy notables y es importante estar informado y al día sobre este tema.