Is there anything to fear from AI?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the move. In wikipedia AI is defined as “Artificial intelligence (¬†AI)¬†is¬†intelligence demonstrated by machines, as opposed to intelligence of humans and other animals. Example tasks in which this is done include speech recognition, computer vision, translation between (natural) languages, as well as other mappings of inputs.”

In education AI will write you a decent essay, offer a sketched out set of lesson plans and raise future concerns about the place of writing in our curriculum.

Some of the AI outputs can be quite impressive, others can be disturbing. On your behalf I experimented with an image generator AI and set it various prompts linked to inclusive education.

The responses below are variable. I did wish that I had utilised AI before the text I contributed to was published. I posted the title of the book as a prompt and was fascinated by the images generated. The book’s title is “Education in an Altered World: Pandemic, Crises and Young People Vulnerable to Educational Exclusion” and the image generation’s response –

Other prompts offered even more interesting responses. my favourite being the response generated by the prompt “Intersectionality”

Such striking images!

Though some images do translate well from the prompt e.g. diverse group, young people, smiling happy, hyperrealistic

A similar kind of prompt generates slightly off pictures – faces, children, diverse, group , smiling, happy

Not sure I’d like to be working with that group!

To finish – you can make your own mind up about how image AI views “the future of Scottish education