The Educator's Notebook

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

Topic: tech/AI: uses and applications

A.I. Updates

    • Microsoft
    • 05/08/24
    “Already, AI is being woven into the workplace at an unexpected scale. 75% of knowledge workers use AI at work today, and 46% of users started using it less than six months ago. It’s paying off: Users say AI helps them save time (90%), focus on their most important work (85%), be more creative (84%), and […]
    • New York Times
    • 04/01/24
    “A.I., if used well, can assist with restoring the middle-skill, middle-class heart of the U.S. labor market that has been hollowed out by automation and globalization.”
    • 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 […]
    • 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.”
    • Arxiv
    • 09/05/23
    “While participants also do not report any different perceptions of competence and trustworthiness between human and AI-generated content, they rate AI-generated content as being clearer and more engaging. The findings from this study serve as a call for a more discerning approach to evaluating information sources, encouraging users to exercise caution and critical thinking when […]


    • Ars Technica
    • 12/15/23
    “Starhaven recently wrote, “My new morning driving routine involves chatting with ChatGPT through my car speaker/Airplay, as if I were hanging on the phone with my mum.” He talked about working through ideas vocally. “Sometimes you just wanna share your unhinged thoughts with a friend—though, maybe not at 7 in the morning,” he wrote. “So […]








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