In the same week that we read about Googles A.I. learning, there are news stories about Google developing a kill switch for rogue A.I.s
This is the first time I have genuinely felt the dystopia of Sci-Fi, genuinely.
I shared an article earlier about how Google’s A.I. has been learning, my thoughts on Google translate started here. An auto-translation on my phone allowed me to take part in a conversation on facebook with Dirk and his friends in Germany, it was about glitter, but I found this quite exhilarating that tech could now allow us to interact in this way so easily. Tech really is becoming commonplace. So why are we seeing it banned in our classrooms or at best locked down to the degree that it’s useless?
A.I. always has the ability to make us a little nervous, it’s fine chatting about teacher bot and the possibility of some sort of bot for teaching as it all seems like pie in the sky but when this news story came out saying that Google’s A.I. for its translation app was learning… goosebumps.
Is someone keeping an eye on teacherbot?
It feels like forever since IDEL finished, worrying I’ve lost my routine a little and might need a bit of a kick in the jacksie to get me going again.