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AI JOB LOSSES
The governor, Andrew Bailey, just assured us that he thinks AI won’t be the big job destroyer we feared.
In fact, he’s pretty pumped about the potential it brings to the table.
In a recent chat with BBC, Bailey mentioned that sure, there are some risks with significant AI investments in the past year, but the Bank thinks this will boost productivity.
Reducing costs already
The Bank's business contacts spoke about how automation and AI investments are already helping companies save on hiring and labour costs in a tight job market.
Even the House of Lords is on board!
They're telling us to focus on the positives of AI rather than stressing about sci-fi doomsday scenarios.
The Lord’s committee's report says we could miss out on the "AI gold rush" if we don't get with the program.
Be cautious of… caution!
The committee wants the UK government to loosen up on the red tape around AI.
They're worried the Government might end up being overly cautious and miss out on the AI action.
The Lord’s committee is also flagging the issue of copyright, especially with LLMs like ChatGPT.
They're concerned about whether developers are playing by the rules when using existing digital stuff to feed these models.
Getty Images is even taking Stability AI to court, claiming they used their images without permission.
The Lords are demanding the government clear things up and take a stance on these copyright issues.
They don't want creators' works to be "exploited" without permission.
Michelle Donelan, the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation, and Technology, will reveal everything on the government's reaction to all this in front of the Lords committee soon…
The UK wants to be the AI Silicon Valley. Just don’t tell any of the California tech bros about the weather.
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A recent survey by the Higher Education Policy Institute revealed how more than half of UK undergraduates (that's 53% to be precise) are tapping into the power of artificial intelligence for their essays!
Here's the lowdown
25% of them are using tools like Google Bard or ChatGPT to brainstorm ideas, while 12.5% are going all the way and using AI to generate essay content for them.
But, thankfully, only 5% confessed to straight-up copy-pasting unedited AI-generated text into their work.
Not just the students…
But it's not just students getting in on the action. Teachers are jumping on the AI train too!
The Education Endowment Foundation is teaming up with secondary schools to explore how AI can make lesson plans, teaching materials, exams, and model answers a breeze for our educators.
Dr. Andres Guadamuz from the University of Sussex is on the ball, urging for serious conversations about how students use generative AI.
He's got a point – some students might not be aware of AI's tendency to cook up hallucinations, like making up stats or citations.
In fact, the survey uncovered that one in three students using AI aren’t even sure how often it spits out wrong information.
Now, while some essays might have been snooze-worthy due to unedited ChatGPT magic, the survey suggests more students are diving into the AI pool.
It's like they're realising the world is changing, and we all need to keep up!
Dr. Guadamuz highlights the need for clear guidelines and policies for using AI in education, and that's tricky when academics are already juggling a ton.
The Education Endowment Foundation is dreaming big! They believe AI could be the superhero for teachers, lightening their workload and boosting teaching quality.
UK Education Secretary Gillian Keegan even says AI could tackle the "heavy lifting" for our hardworking teachers.
Imagine this: 58 schools in England getting their hands on a toolkit to craft awesome assessment materials and tailor lessons for specific student groups.
AI-generated lesson plans will even get the nod from an independent panel of experts. Talk about putting AI to the test!
In the words of Prof Becky Francis, Chief Executive of the EEF, "There’s already huge anticipation around how this technology could transform teachers’ roles."
The EEF is launching a trial to finally get the deets on how AI can shake things up in the world of education.
Who needs a degree when you have ChatGPT? Someone needs to make that a t-shirt.
Google removes page cache links from search results, citing improved page loading reliability and rendering the feature, which allowed users to view webpages as Google sees them, obsolete.
Adobe's Firefly AI, known for features like Photoshop's generative fill, becomes a native app on Apple's Vision Pro, purpose-built for the headset's visionOS system.
Nothing officially names its upcoming device as the Nothing Phone 2A in a recent community update, hinting at a focus on core user needs like performance and camera features.
Microsoft internally tests a new custom emoji feature for Teams, with Pepe the Frog emotes appearing in early versions, alongside other custom emoji.
Tech leaders at the 2024 Davos summit discuss the future of digital worlds, emphasizing the role of artificial intelligence (AI) and the metaverse in various applications.
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