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Intelligent responses needed for artificial intelligence

- Wits University

Professor Ruksana Osman advocates that innovative technologies should be considered as tools that can be harnessed for the benefit of teaching and learning.

The advent of new open artificial intelligence (AI) models and the implications for teaching, learning and assessment practices have in recent months been the topic of many debates in institutions of higher learning across the world.

While some argue that these models can open a world of possibilities, others are ringing alarm bells around the limitations and risks associated with these platforms, including the ethical repercussions, cybersecurity threats, disinformation dissemination and privacy risks. This kind of mixed messaging does not bode well for what is possible and desirable. Full article on