Everyone, including people in education, should keep an eye on what is happening in AI. AI has the potential to completely upend the way knowledge is delivered at all levels of education, not to mention many other industries. AI has been in the news non-stop for the last few months because of this potential. Here is a roundup of some of those stories.

For anyone who has heard the comparisons of Chat GPT to the Skynet in the Terminator movies, this video could give you nightmares. Palantir and the military industrial complex is already very invested in AI and is using both public internet data sources as well as drone footage and top secret data to make military decisions quicker and easier.

Reddit has been a goldmine for AI researchers. In a company press release on April 18, 2023, they announced that they planned to begin charging companies for access to Reddit’s application programming interface, which gives outside entities access to the social network’s vast selection of person-to-person conversations. “The Reddit corpus of data is really valuable,” Steve Huffman, founder and chief executive of Reddit, said in an interview. “But we don’t need to give all of that value to some of the largest companies in the world for free.”

Politicians are trying to figure out when and how to regulate AI. EU lawmakers are digging deep to get control of this new technology. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has announced the establishment of a dedicated task force for ChatGPT. 

And both Google and Microsoft were called to a Whitehouse meeting. The invitation to the CEOs noted President Joe Biden’s “expectation that companies like yours must make sure their products are safe before making them available to the public.”.

Claims of copyright infringement have also plagued AI firms with Getty Images suing Stable Diffusion for using copyrighted photos to train its systems. OpenAI has also faced criticism for refusing to share details of the dataset used to train its software.

If you are wondering where AI is going in the future, here are predictions from the founders of Apples of Suri.

We will continue following all of the AI news in order to understand the future impacts on education.

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