Schools are shaking things up by throwing AI into the mix for 11-year-olds. No more waiting until high school to get all tech. The introduction of the application of AI in education is led by ChatGPT.
The British Computer Society is leading the charge, saying it’s high time every kid gets a crash course in AI wizardry, like mastering ChatGPT. They’re pushing for a brand-new digital literacy class, all about AI, and teachers have to hop on the AI train too.
Julia Adamson, the bigwig at the society, is sounding the alarm: current classes aren’t cutting it. She’s like, ‘Wake up, people! Our teens need to get with the AI program, pronto.’
Turns out, AI’s set to turn the job world upside down, especially those desk jobs. Think AI secretaries scheduling your meetings or answering calls. Adamson’s betting that soon, whether you’re selling stuff or arguing in court, you’ll need AI smarts.
Meanwhile, there’s a bit of a freak-out over how fast AI’s getting too smart for its own good. It’s churning out essays and speeches like nobody’s business, leading some schools to just ban it outright, therefore, hindering the application of AI in education.
The government’s finally catching up, admitting kids need to know how to handle AI without going rogue. And Prime Minister Rishi Sunak? He’s all-in, dreaming of AI making school cooler and teachers’ lives a breeze.
Parents are giving a thumbs-up to more tech teaching, way beyond the old-school computer science. It’s a digital shift, everyone, and the classroom’s where it’s happening.
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