Google Gemini Edition

In This Edition:

  • Article: The Intersection of AI and Neurodiversity
  • Professional Learning: 6 Golden Rules of Prompt Psychology — 
  • AI and Learning: An interview with Sal Khan —
  • AI for Social Good —
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“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.” (Gloria Steinem)

We continue to delve into the world of Artifical Intelligence. New tools are appearing every day on the A.I. landscape, but one that is overtaking ChatGPT in its capabilities is Google’s newest A.I. Gemini (formerly Bard), a new family of large language models (LLMs). Watch this 90-second video to find out more.

Another interesting Google development – Despite there being  a ‘silent war‘ between tech giants Apple and Google (some would say for years!), this recent article claims that ‘Apple is reportedly exploring a partnership with Google for Gemini-powered feature on iPhones’. 

“Today’s AI is the worst you’ll ever use.” 

David Friedman 

ARTICLE

AI and Neurodiversity

Christopher Kunney explores how AI can help neurodiverse individuals in this article, The Intersection of AI and Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Power of Different Minds.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

AI and Learning

Sal Khan unpacks the possibilities of AI for learning & education with James Manyika, SVP of Research, Technology & Society at Google. Watch on YouTube and select chapters you are interested in learning about, such as ‘Challenges of AI’, ‘How technology has changed education’ and ‘How AI can evolve tools for education’,

 

Gemini Gems – Golden Rules

What follows was shared by Darren Coxon at the recent AIDucation ’24 Conference. He highlighted the power of Google Gemini and shared these Six Golden Rules of Prompt Psychology:

  1. Decide on your intention from the start – what is it you want from Gemini? Conceptual questions for a summative assessment? Lesson plans that address certain curriculum outcomes? A rubric? Figure that out before you start.
  2. Be clear, specific, and direct 
  3. Set the scene, give a role, and use examples – Tell Gemini to assume a role, for example, ‘You are a Grade 5 teacher in an international PYP school.’
  4. Chunk it up – break the task down. Tell Gemini to ‘First ____, then ___’.
  5. Slow the AI’s output down – an interesting tip! Try including one of the following in your prompt: ‘show your reasoning step by step’, ‘think critically’, ‘consider alternatives’, or ‘work metacognitively’.
  6. Appeal to its emotional side – This might sound a bit kooky, but Darren explained that because AI is trained in human language, that language has emotion encoded within it. Try telling Gemini that ‘it’s important that you get this right’ or even ‘take your time and take a deep breath’! Initial research has shown improved results by using prompts like these.

TODAY! – Insights from AIDucation ’24

Don’t forget that Cristina Cuzuc is presenting a workshop this afternoon, bringing some of these highlights from Darren Coxon’s session at the AIDucation ’24 Conference!

AI for Social Good

Did you know that Google is constantly looking for new ways to be helpful to those in need? Below is a two-minute video that shows an overview of Google’s work so far. Learn more about their projects here.

 

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