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What is this course?

An overview of Khan Academy's new AI for education offering—a "mini-course" that is still a work in progress! 

What is this course?

There are so many exciting developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), and the future remains unwritten.
This course is somewhat unwritten, too!
This course is a work-in-progress!
We only have a few articles in a single unit so far, but as our understanding evolves, so will the course. For now, please think of this set of articles as an appetizing starter course!
We'll learn how some educators are beginning to use generative AI technology with their students, we'll answer some questions, make some suggestions, and we'll focus on two closely-related ideas:
1) The potential that large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT hold to transform worldwide education practices and learning outcomes
2) The ways that educational technology like Khan Academy might be used to support teachers and learners in an “AI Age”

AI's potential in education

We believe AI has the potential to usher in a new age of education and revolutionize the way we learn. We believe that by working with AI, humans will be able to more quickly generate ideas to solve problems, brainstorm and create engaging learning experiences, and find exactly what they are looking for on their learning journeys.

Risks and responsibilities

In this course, we also will discuss some of the risks inherent in working with this rapidly evolving technology. For example, the text generated from LLMs should not be taken at face value, but should rather be independently validated whenever possible. This means that human judgment will remain as important as ever, if not more so!

Evolving our understanding

AI-powered tools are exciting, but they can also be alarming and strange. As we learn more from our learners, teachers, and parents about what they would like to better understand about AI in education, we’ll continue to build out this course so that you can use AI-powered tools with confidence.

Embracing change

New developments are calling into question what a formal education should include. By becoming more fluent in the variety of ways AI can be used ethically and responsibly, we can more confidently embrace the change it represents.
We are all still learning about these technologies, but join us—let's learn about them together!

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