2020  Great Decisions topic

2019 AI on PBS  Frontline“We are overcoming the limitations of our mind.” Time to get back to this inspired by this Special.  Future Today Institute was mentioned … can you help change the education system?  So when are schools going to use AI to overcome the limitations in the classroom?  I majored in math to study AI in 1968 at University of Texas.  Got hooked on teaching in 1985.  Have been trying to bring the AI world into the classroom ever since and quality control. At an ISTE conference met NAO – for $3000 I could have had one and been a classroom developer. I waited a year to make a decision and missed that opportunity. The cost went up to $16,000.

AI is the employment of data to teach a computer to identify patterns and make independent and accurate decisions. Machines capable of making complex decisions independent from human input are predicted to bring economic change on the scale of the industrial revolution. – Chris Tomlinson Houston Chronicle 8/2018

AI on 60 minutesDespite what you hear about artificial intelligence, machines still can’t think like a human, but in the last few years they have become capable of learning … Kai-Fu Lee: I believe it’s going to change the world more than anything in the history of mankind. More than electricity.

What are you doing as a teacher to prepare yourself and your students for this change? Yes, we know that public schools are not producing enough graduates with enough math and science background. Yes, we ned more colleges teaching data and computer science, the building blocks of artificial intelligence.  But that takes teachers and time.  Time to change the education system and partner AI and teachers and students who get IT, and want to take action. Time to change the bell-ringing 5 day schedule.

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ISTE Webinar by Sherry Jones – My opinion why all students need to learn basics in CS.  And start with HTML. Helps to learn AI Markup language and Python.  Create any character you want; can be a rock that is stepped on.  Give it a voice.  Main thing is that characters are believable.  So, how what to you believe on Internet and the news?  Are they real?


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