Artificial intelligence has come a long way in the last few years, but is it any good when it comes to learning? Katie Davis, an associate professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, wants to find out.
In a blog post about her research, she says she's "fascinated by emerging research on what kids are doing with generative artificial intelligence, such as ChatGPT, when they have free time and want to explore."
ChatGPT, which the Washington Post reports was released under a year ago, is an AI tool that lets kids play with it.
The idea is that it allows them to tap into their creativity without having to give it up to the computer.
"My hope that kids will learn to give ChatGPT and other AI tools creative prompts and use generative AI as a source of inspiration rather than an answer bank," Davis says.
She tells UW News that she's concerned about the "unfortunate pattern in education technology whereby innovative uses are traditionally found in more affluent, well-resourced schools."
She says she wants to understand how generative AI can be used to make teens' social media experiences meaningful.
In her lab, for example, teens often go onto social media for one purpose, only to find themselves scrolling Read the Entire Article
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