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Microsoft's new AI designs personalized lessons in seconds using curriculum goals and student data, easing the grind on overworked teachers.
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Microsoft designs AI lesson plan helper for teachers
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Craft a spooky Halloween costume with ChatGPT
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The Rundown: Microsoft Research worked with teachers in India to design an AI teaching assistant called Shiksha Copilot — which aims to help overburdened educators quickly create personalized lesson plans.
The AI ingests multimodal content like text, images, and videos — then generates tailored classroom materials aligned to curriculum goals.
In piloting, teachers reduced daily lesson planning time from 60-90 minutes down to just 60-90 seconds.
Shiksha customizes recommendations based on teacher inputs on student needs, backgrounds, and languages spoken.
The relevance: Will AI mark a shift from one-size-fits-all learning to fully personalized lessons tailored to each student? AI like Shiksha feels like a window into an optimized classroom future — for both student and teacher.
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The Rundown: President Biden just issued the US government's first regulations on AI systems, including testing requirements for advanced models and anti-discrimination measures.
Developers of higher-risk AI must share the results of safety testing and risk assessments with the government before public release.
It directs federal agencies to create standards for responsible AI development, including labeling AI-generated content.
Seeks anti-discrimination measures in areas like housing and benefits programs potentially using biased algorithms.
Critics argue it lacks strong enforcement mechanisms while expanding federal oversight of private sector AI — and fails to address immediate disinformation threats.
Our thoughts: It’s a tricky balance to strike between enforcement and stifling innovation. However, the lack of enforceability in the order has been raising many public questions on how impactful the legislation will actually be.
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Sick of buying generic, expensive Halloween costumes every year? Let AI help you create a one-of-a-kind look from everyday household items.
Step 1: Choose a costume idea! If you have a specific outfit you’d like to replicate, upload a photo of it (for the example below, we took the Scarecrow costume). If you aren’t sure, just ask ChatGPT for suggestions!
Step 2: Upload and prompt. Provide ChatGPT with the costume image or the final concept — then try this prompt: “Help me create this costume using DIY materials and items at home. Be descriptive and creative.”
With some clever prompting, ChatGPT provides customized costume ideas to create a look that’s uniquely you.
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A new paper from Microsoft researchers on diffusion models lists OpenAI’s GPT 3.5 turbo at 20B parameters, coming in far lower than previously expected and a significant decrease from GPT-3 (175B parameters).
Note: It’s unclear whether this was a ‘leak,’ typo, or planned info release.
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