I’m sure in not being alone with a sense of AI overload that’s taxing my simple brain. As @mark.wilson shared a BBC article that suggested thinking I can understand how it works is not likely possible.
We started this series of topics when @paulstacey shared his published post on AI From an Open Perspective and offered to be part of open discussions here. Our poll of interest (still open) in the topics Paul covered indicated most interest in issues that are still big, yet worthy- ethics and AI Learning.
The questions Paul outlined for AI Learning are those Big ones about trying to get out how the machines that are crunching Large Language Models themselves learn:
These are hurting my brain too, do we have the insight to know how the learning machines do (if it is learning) works? Something more than “autocomplete on steroids” especially as studies suggest the same prompts do not always return the same results nor is there a means to track a result back to the sources an AI was trained on.
But if someone out there can help us see or think about how to understand machine learning, please reply away.
On the other hand @danmcguire suggested we take a collective work about the ways we are using AI right now and maybe what we think we might want to do in the future.
This might be more practical for some here to read about the approaches open educators are trying right now for both teaching with AI but also in using AI to create open content.
A few of likely examples I have come across recently that focused on practices educators are doing right now.
- My Assessments Next Semester – Modified for Avoiding & Embracing AI
What are you doing now? (Maha Bali)
- Updating an OER Textbook via AI and ChatGPT (Adam Croom)
- 101 creative ideas to use AI in education, A crowdsourced collection (edited by Chrissi Nerantzi, Sandra Abegglen;, Marianna Karatsiori, and Antonio Martínez-Arboleda)
- Infusing AI into one of my classes (Bryan Alexander)
- How do we respond to generative AI in education? Open educational practices give us a framework for an ongoing process (Anna Mills, Maha Bali, and Lance Eaton) see also OEG Live episode with the authors
- Using AI to Implement Effective Teaching Strategies in Classrooms: Five Strategies, Including Prompts (Ethan R. Mollick and Lilach Mollick)
Take this question in either direction, practical (what is changing in your own practice?) or conceptual (what does AI Learning really mean?)