Resource Roundup: Artificial Intelligence

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into virtual exchange initiatives holds immense promise for enhancing cross-cultural collaboration and fostering meaningful interactions. Our curated collection of resources is designed to equip you with the latest insights, tools, and strategies to leverage AI effectively within virtual exchange. Whether you’re seeking to optimize program design, enhance participant engagement, or address ethical considerations, these resources serve as a toolkit for navigating the intersection of AI and virtual exchange with confidence.

Would you be surprised to learn that the paragraph you just read was written using AI? If you are, that’s okay! Check out the roundup below to enhance your understanding of this emerging and increasingly prevalent technology.

What is Artificial Intelligence? In 5 minutes. | Watch

While many of us are aware of AI as an emerging technology promising a host of impacts, it’s not always clear what exactly AI is. Get up to speed with a five minute illustration mapping out AI’s system through connections to the human body.

U.S. Department of Education: AI and the Future of Teaching and Learning | Download

Educators, fear not — the U.S. Dept. of Ed rejects the notion that AI will replace teachers. But AI has a promising role to play in classrooms, such as offloading some responsibilities from teachers, supporting students with disabilities, and more, that this report explores. Stretched for time? Check out this abbreviated resource highlighting core messages and recommendations. 

How AI Could Save (Not Destroy) Education | Watch

From cheating to learning loss, there is rightful concern about how AI might undermine the educational process. Sal Khan of the acclaimed open-source tutoring resource, Khan Academy, sees things much differently. Through Khanmigo, a new technology of AI tutors and teaching assistants, Khan believes we’re “at the cusp of using AI for the biggest positive transformation that education has ever seen.” Learn how through his engaging 15-minute TEDTalk. 

The future is artificial intelligence. Are students ready? | Read

“Every kid that graduates today is going to work on a team where not every member of their team is human,” says Richard Culatta, CEO of International Society for Technology in Education. So, are young people ready for this future? The answer lies in how the education field will embrace AI, as well as how we will ensure that teachers aren’t left behind. 

United Planet Hosts Artificial Intelligence Virtual Exchange Program | Read

Recently, United Planet implemented an eight-week virtual exchange that challenged students to illustrate books addressing today’s issues through AI image generation. Read this brief recap on an innovative approach to marrying two tech-enabled tools: virtual exchange and AI.