WHAT IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)?
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is the ability of a machine or computer program to perform tasks that historically required human intelligence.
It all starts with an algorithm, or a set of instructions that tell a computer what to do. AI is a group of algorithms that can modify themselves or create new algorithms—even problem-solve!—in response to learned inputs and data.
AI systems work by taking in large amounts of training data, analyzing the data for correlations and patterns, and using these patterns to make predictions. A chatbot, for example, that is fed examples of text can learn to generate lifelike exchanges with people, or an image recognition tool can learn to identify and describe objects in images by reviewing millions of examples. New, rapidly improving generative AI techniques can generate new and original content, such as text, images, music, and other media, based on patterns learned from existing data.
Should Parents Be Concerned About AI?
Yes and no. AI will continue to be an inevitable part of a student's life, so the best thing for a parent to do is, together with your children, get to know some of the AI tools kids love. AI Art Image Creators are often at the top of the list. Here is a partial list to get you started:
What About Chatbots?
An AI chatbot is a computer program designed to interact with humans in a conversational manner, typically through text-based communication channels such as messaging platforms, websites, or mobile applications. It uses artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, natural language processing (NLP), and machine learning algorithms to understand and respond to user queries or requests in a "normal" conversational way.
While you have probably heard about ChatGPT, other companies have rushed to compete in the generative AI space. Here are some you can try with your children:
Socratic by Google (for kids and students)
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