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Our #AskAboutAI campaign launched to investigate the implications that AI will have on employment, learning and ethical issues—a conversation around how we can shape a future that works for everyone. We interviewed experts, hosted a dozen community conversations, and posted more than 50 articles and now we’re summarizing what we’ve learned in a paper Ask About AI - The Future of Work and Learning. To learn more, check out our microsite on the Future of Work and Learning.

Artificial Intelligence

Home Topics Artificial Intelligence
Our #AskAboutAI campaign launched to investigate the implications that AI will have on employment, learning and ethical issues—a conversation around how we can shape a future that works for everyone. We interviewed experts, hosted a dozen community conversations, and posted more than 50 articles and now we’re summarizing what we’ve learned in a paper Ask About AI - The Future of Work and Learning. To learn more, check out our microsite on the Future of Work and Learning.

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It’s Time to Add AI to Your Robotics Competition

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Most industrial robots are preprogrammed or remotely controlled. That’s starting to change with the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI). Some robots operate autonomously and learn to improve task efficiency. When it comes to elementary and secondary school robotics competitions—few involve real AI. However, as Tom explains, the World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth is not like other robotics competitions.

Teaching Students about AI

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Artificial intelligence is used so much in our everyday lives, we need to make sure that our students understand its impact and potential for the future of work and learning.

An Inside Look – America’s First Public School AI Program

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Earlier this school year, Montour School District launched a new Artificial Intelligence program. To date, hundreds of classes have already been taught to students in areas of AI Ethics, AI Autonomous Robotics, AI Computer Science, and AI Music. In this post, Director of Academic Achievement and District Innovation at Montour, Dr. Justin Aglio, provides an update and look to the future for "America’s first Artificial Intelligence Middle School program".

What K-12 Students Should Know About Artificial Intelligence

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In May, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) launched the AI for K-12 Working Group (AI4K12) to define for artificial intelligence what students should know and be able to do. In this post, discover five big ideas, drafted by the steering committee, that every student should know.

The Future is Here: Artificial Intelligence & What it Means For Our Kids

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In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, we throw it back to an old episode featuring Emily Liebtag, Tom Vander Ark and senior Silicon Valley software engineer Gerald Huff on how artificial intelligence will impact the future and how important it is for today's students to #AskAboutAI.

Why Social Studies is Becoming AI Studies

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We’ve all witnessed how artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping lives and changing the world. AI is not a tech issue, it’s a social studies issue and it’s time to start bringing youth into the conversation and preparing them for the future of work.

Education When Careers Are More Like Rock Climbing Than Ladders

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While at a recent conference, Tom attended a session where co-author of "The Second Machine Age," Andrew McAfee, discussed how "careers are looking more like rock climbing than ladder climbing in an economy."

Curbing Killer Robots And Other Misuses of AI

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Artificial Intelligence is infiltrating society. Tom discusses the dangers of AI and shares ways we can curb the dangers of unregulated AI and how education could be the answer to beneficial AI.

Let’s Talk About AI Ethics; We’re On a Deadline

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Code that learns is both powerful and dangerous. AI requires a new technical and civic infrastructure, a new way to conduct business, a new way to be together in community. It’s time to #AskAboutAI. It’s time for community conversations about the ethics and opportunities of our time.

Apple Exec on Rewiring Education

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Former Apple VP of Education, John Couch, on why he’s enthusiastic about project-based and challenge-based learning and the future of learning technology, why design is such a critical concept for education, and his new book Rewiring Education.

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