Better Images of AI

Alan Warburton / Better Images of AI / Quantified Human / CC-BY 4.0 The image above is taken from a new repository and web site called Better Images of AI The predominance of sci-fi inspired and anthropomorphised images, and the lack of readily accessible alternative images or ideas, make it hard to communicate accurately about AI. This matters because without wider public comprehension of AI technologies, applications and governance, many people are left in the dark as to the important changes that impact their lives. These AI images also add to the public mistrust of AI, a growing problem for […]

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What is AI today, may not be so tomorrow

Creative Commons have set up four working groups on the Future of Open which have just reported. The working groups are Artificial Intelligence and Open Content Internet Platform Liability Exception and Limitation to address Global Challenges Beyond Copyright: the Ethics of Open Sharing The Key Findings are being presented on 9 November at 1530 UTC and  copies of the Working Group reports can be found on the Creative Commons Medium channel. I have only read the report on Artificial Intelligence and AI so far. Its interesting particularly as they try to define AI to ascertain its potential copyright status. The […]

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#EduAI21

During our media literacy Twitter conference #SMILED21 I jokingly suggested that Pontydysgu had enough AI projects in progress to run a conference on its own. We haven’t, quite, and a conference is no fun without the opportunity to find out, probe, query and be inspired by what everyone else is up to. So here it is; #EduAI21 – Bridging the gap between research and practice for AI in education An unconference style event run on Twitter, #EduAI21 aims to bring researchers and practitioners together, presenting accessible research, information, chalk-face experiences, real life case studies and cutting edge technologies around the […]

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Teaching Machines

I’ve just finished reading Audrey Watters long awaited book, ‘Teaching Machines’. I would have read it earlier but it is difficult to get,at least in Spain, taking four weeks to reach me courtesy of Blackwell in Oxford. And it is every bit as good as others have said. It is rare that I get so engrossed in what is  for me a ‘work book’, but Audrey really is a  very good writer. Anyway here are my eight main take aways from the book. Ed-tech is not a recent invention. There is a clear line of development between the mechanical teaching […]

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