Observatorio IA

My initial research suggests that just six months after Open AI gave the world access to AI, we are already seeing the emergence of a significant AI-Education divide. If the current trend that continues, there is a very real risk that - rather than democratising education - the rise of AI will widen the digital divide and deepen socio-economic inequality. In this week’s blog post I’ll share some examples of how AI has impacted negatively on education equity and - on a more positive note - suggest some ways to reverse this trend and decrease, rather than increase, the digital and socio-economic divide.
Stella Tan New York Times (28/06/2023)
Since its introduction less than a year ago, ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence platform that can write essays, solve math problems and write computer code, has sparked an anguished debate in the world of education. Is it a useful research tool or an irresistible license to cheat? Stella Tan, a producer on The Daily, speaks to teachers and students as they finish their first semester with ChatGPT about how it is changing the classroom.
Generative A.I.’s specialty is language — guessing which word comes next — and students quickly realized that they could use ChatGPT and other chatbots to write essays. That created an awkward situation in many classrooms. It turns out, it’s easy to get caught cheating with generative A.I. because it is prone to making stuff up, a phenomena known as “hallucinating.” But generative A.I. can also be used as a study assistant. Some tools make highlights in long research papers and even answer questions about the material. Others can assemble study aids, like quizzes and flashcards.
Yurii Nykon Intellias (09/06/2023)
Artificial intelligence and language studying blend seamlessly when it comes to online education. Already a key component of sectors such as eCommerce, FinTech, and marketing, AI is quickly becoming standard practice in education. Online education has become a revolution en masse. With the accelerated introduction of AI to foreign language learning, we are now experiencing a similar paradigm shift. AI-powered language studying combined with the use of neural network capabilities is resulting in a new era of education for students and teachers alike. But how exactly can you use AI to improve learning outcomes for your students?
Steve Lohr New York Times (26/06/2023)
ChatGPT-style artificial intelligence is coming to health care, and the grand vision of what it could bring is inspiring. Every doctor, enthusiasts predict, will have a superintelligent sidekick, dispensing suggestions to improve care. But first will come more mundane applications of artificial intelligence. A prime target will be to ease the crushing burden of digital paperwork that physicians must produce, typing lengthy notes into electronic medical records required for treatment, billing and administrative purposes. For now, the new A.I. in health care is going to be less a genius partner than a tireless scribe.
Víctor Millán ThinkBig (26/06/2023)
Se suele decir que durante un curso escolar o universitario los profesores se deben adaptar a multitud de cambios. Esa frase, sin embargo, nunca había conocido un curso como este. A finales de noviembre, OpenAI liberó a todo el mundo ChatGPT. Una avanzada inteligencia artificial que, a través de su modelo de lenguaje, podía llegar a manos de cualquier con una conexión a internet. Y sí, eso incluye a millones de profesores y alumnos, ante los cuales se abría un nuevo mundo con la entrada de ChatGPT en la educación.


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.