Showing posts with label artificial intelligence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label artificial intelligence. Show all posts

Friday, March 12, 2021

How Does Artificial Intelligence Learn? - A TED-Ed Lesson I'm Using Today

Every once in a while a new video pops-up at a time that perfectly coincides with where I am in my curriculum. That just happened this morning as I was planning to introduce the role of artificial intelligence in IoT (Internet of Things) to my Comp Tech I students. Yesterday, TED-Ed released a new video on the topic of AI. The video is titled How Does Artificial Intelligence Learn? 

How Does Artificial Intelligence Learn? provides a concise overview supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement machine learning. The narration of the video is quite flat and boring, but the explanations are good so I'm going to use the video at the beginning of my class today to get students thinking about and asking questions about AI. 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

How Machines Learn - And What Facebook Knows About You

Machine learning is a hot topic in the ed tech start-up community. You may have heard of an ed tech start-up or two that is touting how machine learning and or artificial intelligence will help them help students. But what is machine learning? CGP Grey recently tackled that topic in a new video.


After you watch CGP Grey's video consider the information within it as you think about the screenshot I have posted below. It's one that I took on Friday morning while scrolling down the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page. You'll see that it tells me the demographic with which my video is most popular.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality Explained by Common Craft

Bit by bit artificial intelligence (AI) is working its way into our lives. If you have seen IBM's Watson in action, you've seen AI at work. Some of the seating chart programs available online today include a small bit of artificial intelligence. See ClassCharts.com for an example of that. But what is AI? And where is it going in the future? Those questions and more are tackled in the latest video from Common Craft.


Applications for Education
After watching the video ask your students to think of aspects of their lives that could be affected by artificial intelligence. Ask them to brainstorm some problems that AI might help people solve in the future.

I occasionally hear people confuse artificial intelligence with augmented reality. That's an understandable mistake as they do sound kind of similar. Augmented Reality (AR) is explained in the following Common Craft video.