It is very much too early on a Monday morning.
I’m currently at our state edtech conference and, as part of the team running this show, I don’t get much time to write about, much less reflect on, what’s happening here in real time.
So, just a few quick observations before the day kicks into high gear.
Did you realize that it’s only been about ten months since ChatGPT was released to the public? Seems like a lot longer, right?
I can’t say I was surprised by the reaction to the latest “society threatening” technology, especially from my colleagues in the education community.
Although we’ve been teaching kids to write programs for computers since the first day we brought them into the classroom, it’s only been relatively recently that we heard the call from educators, politicians, and pundits to have coding for all!
Maybe we should even have every kid train to become an app developer, because that’s where the money was going. Or something like that.
Continuing to rant on the topic of AI, I’ve actually been using artificially intelligent software regularly for more than a year. Sorta.
I’ve been playing with two photo editing packages that claim to be “powered”, in part, by artificial intelligence. For one of them, you know it must be true because they mention AI every third paragraph on the website.
What is the cost of artificial intelligence?
I have a free account on ChatGPT but, as this episode from the Marketplace Tech podcast (and many other sources) remind us, “just because a service doesn’t charge users doesn’t mean it doesn’t have costs”.