823-No AI? You’re Behind
Episode Title: No AI? You’re Behind
If educators don’t embrace the power of AI in the classroom, students are going to find themselves behind. Here’s why, next on The Perna Syndicate.
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You’re now in The Perna Syndicate—welcome! One of the roles of education is to prepare the student for a successful future. But an education devoid of any training in current technology will fail to do that.
When young people enter the workforce, it will be assumed that they know how to use AI effectively. In fact, new skills like “prompt engineering” will be in high demand by the time these students hit the workforce.
We do students no favors by trying to pretend AI-generated content doesn’t exist. If they can’t use it by the time they launch their careers, they are already behind. The world will not stop developing or turn away new technology. We need to adjust to a new way of learning.
That’s why equitable access to tools like ChatGPT, GrammarlyGO, and others is so vital. If AI is not going away, we need to equip young people of all backgrounds and walks of life to use it well in their future careers.
We should never try to turn young people away from learning how to use new tech. AI-generated content is far from perfect, and still requires significant skill to produce the desired result.
And that’s all the more reason that using AI effectively is a new skill set that should be embraced, not feared.
Tomorrow on The Perna Syndicate, we’ll be talking about the limitations of AI and why the human component is still absolutely vital. I will see you then!