An Analogy for Understanding What it Means for Generative AI to be “Open”

I’ve found this to be a useful analogy for understanding what it means for generative AI to be “open”: Operating systems can be proprietary or open source. Device drivers and other kernel modules that change the behavior of the operating system can be proprietary or open source. Software programs that run on an operating system … Read more

Teaching Assistants that Actually Assist Instructors with Teaching

Last week I asked a “What if?” question about the way generative AI might change the ways that learners interact with instructional materials like textbooks. This week I’d like to ask another. I’m at the GRAILE workshop on AI and higher education in Denver today, and sitting here in this space I’m hearing things through … Read more