821-AI in Education
Episode Title: AI in Education
Are AI content generators the end of our ability to think and write—or a tool to take these skills further? Let’s talk about it, next on The Perna Syndicate.
Ep 821 show:
Welcome to a new week on The Perna Syndicate! I’m your host Mark Perna, and today we’re going to talk about something every industry and individual is going to have to deal with in the near future: artificial intelligence.
AI-generated content, produced with tools like ChatGPT, GrammarlyGO, and a host of others, is here. And it’s not going away. (Though for the record, it was not used to write this episode.)
Content generated by AI is a hot-button topic, especially in the realm of education. In the workplace there appears to be a cautious welcome for it. It can increase efficiency, analyze information, and make data usable again.
But education is tasked not with merely getting things done efficiently, but with teaching skills like critical thinking, research, and composition, to name a few. Many people worry that AI will eventually devalue these skills by doing the hard work for the student.
These are legitimate concerns, but there’s also a case for leaning into AI rather than banning it. Because, of course, it won’t be banned.
Practically speaking, we will not be able to prevent young people from using AI to write their book reports, do their math homework, and generate all kinds of content—including the resumes and cover letters they will use to land their first job.
So how do we navigate this swift wave of technological change? We will be covering that and more this week on The Perna Syndicate. Thank you as always for tuning in, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for more. Take care!