Eric Hudson Offers Reflections On How Educators Can Use A.I.
Learning On Purpose
“For me, the best way to make sense of AI is to use it. These tools are powerful, but they are imperfect. They have enormous potentials and pitfalls for our world, but the tools available to most of us are accessible and easy to use. They are already doing amazingly sophisticated work in fields like medicine and technology and business, but they also have simple and practical applications in our day-to-day lives. Open up a chatbot like ChatGPT or Bing or Bard or Claude and give a few of the below ideas a try. All of these tools are free to use (sometimes with limits).”
A.I. Luminary Andrew Ng Says That A.I. Does “Understand The World”
“Do large language models understand the world? As a scientist and engineer, I’ve avoided asking whether an AI system “understands” anything. There’s no widely agreed-upon, scientific test for whether a system really understands — as opposed to appearing to understand — just as no such tests exist for consciousness or sentience, as I discussed in an earlier letter. This makes the question of understanding a matter of philosophy rather than science. But with this caveat, I believe that LLMs build sufficiently complex models of the world that I feel comfortable saying that, to some extent, they do understand the world.”