The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

Tag: tech/AI: uses and applications

LEADERSHIP

    • Harvard Business Review
    • 12/15/23
    “This article presents a classroom experiment that compared a strategy developed by a team of MBA students in the traditional way with one developed using a virtual AI assistant, which was an interactive tool that linked a tried-and-tested strategy toolkit as a plug-in to the generative AI underlying Chat GPT. The results of the two […]

A.I. Updates

    • New Yorker
    • 12/15/23
    “I worried that [AI] would rob me of both the joy of working on puzzles and the satisfaction of being the one who solved them. I could be infinitely productive, and all I’d have to show for it would be the products themselves… Having found the AI’s level, I felt almost instantly that my working […]
    • Frontiers In Psychology
    • 12/15/23
    “Fifty social dilemma questions were randomly selected from 10 well-known advice columns. In a pre-registered survey, participants (N = 404) were each shown one question, along with the corresponding response by an advice columnist and by ChatGPT. ChatGPT’s advice was perceived as more balanced, complete, empathetic, helpful, and better than the advice provided by professional advice columnists.”
    • Harvard Business Review
    • 12/15/23
    “From a human resources perspective, companies need to strategize on how to retain employees and prepare for higher turnover among workers whose skills complement AI. Standard tools remove how much a company needs to invest in an employee to bring them up to speed. They can increase, however, the resources devoted to hiring and retention.”

TECH/AI

    • Frontiers In Psychology
    • 12/15/23
    “Fifty social dilemma questions were randomly selected from 10 well-known advice columns. In a pre-registered survey, participants (N = 404) were each shown one question, along with the corresponding response by an advice columnist and by ChatGPT. ChatGPT’s advice was perceived as more balanced, complete, empathetic, helpful, and better than the advice provided by professional advice columnists.”

TECH/AI: GOVERNMENT AND LAW

    • University of Minnesota
    • 11/07/23
    “We found that access to GPT-4 only slightly and inconsistently improved the quality of participants’ legal analysis but induced large and consistent increases in speed. AI assistance improved the quality of output unevenly—where it was useful at all, the lowest-skilled participants saw the largest improvements. On the other hand, AI assistance saved participants roughly the […]

TECH/AI: USES AND APPLICATIONS

TECH/AI: GENERAL

    • Frontiers In Psychology
    • 12/15/23
    “Fifty social dilemma questions were randomly selected from 10 well-known advice columns. In a pre-registered survey, participants (N = 404) were each shown one question, along with the corresponding response by an advice columnist and by ChatGPT. ChatGPT’s advice was perceived as more balanced, complete, empathetic, helpful, and better than the advice provided by professional advice columnists.”

Issues

Every week I send out articles I encounter from around the web. Subject matter ranges from hard knowledge about teaching to research about creativity and cognitive science to stories from other industries that, by analogy, inform what we do as educators. This breadth helps us see our work in new ways.

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Peter Nilsson

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