56: Emergent Properties
In this episode, we talk about ChatGPT and Bing AI (again), why the godfather of AI left Google, how a professor is offering an experimental course taught with AI tools, and what are the best AI chatbots available in 2023.
Wired: “ChatGPT has entered the classroom” - A report on how ChatGPT, a powerful AI chatbot, is being used by teachers and students to enhance learning and communication. https://calgary.overdrive.com/media/9725348 New Yorker: “Godfather of AI Leaves Google” - An interview with Geoffrey Hinton, the legendary AI researcher who quit Google after a dispute over ChatGPT’s ethical implications. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/01/technology/ai-google-chatbot-engineer-quits-hinton.html UofT: “Prof to offer experimental AI course taught with AI” - A story about a professor at the University of Toronto who is using ChatGPT as a co-instructor for an online course on artificial intelligence. https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-prof-offer-experimental-course-taught-ai-tools-chatgpt UNESCO: ChatGPT - A quick start guide for educators and learners who want to use ChatGPT as a tool for higher education. https://www.iesalc.unesco.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/ChatGPT-and-Artificial-Intelligence-in-higher-education-Quick-Start-guide_EN_FINAL.pdf UNESCO: ChatGPT Course - A free online course that introduces ChatGPT and its applications in education, culture, science and communication. https://campus.iesalc.unesco.org/inicio/blocks/coursefilter/course.php?id=215 ZDNET: “The best AI chatbots” - A review of the best AI chatbots available in 2023, including ChatGPT and its alternatives. https://www.zdnet.com/article/best-ai-chatbot/ Planet Money Podcast: “Spreadsheets” - A podcast episode that explores the history and impact of spreadsheets, the software that revolutionized business and finance. https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2017/05/17/528807590/episode-606-spreadsheetsMarketWatch: “Students are turning to ChatGPT for study help, and Chegg stock plummets 38%” - A report on how Chegg Inc., an online-education company, saw its shares drop to their lowest price since 2017 after forecasting a revenue decline due to the impact of ChatGPT, a chatbot that helps students with their studies. https://archive.is/2023.05.01-235954/https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/students-are-turning-to-chatgpt-for-study-help-and-chegg-stock-plummets-30-4892bd7b