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New A.I. Chatbot Tutors Could Upend Student Learning

Also: OpenAI CEO Sam Altman visits South Korea

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AI continues to influence numerous sectors, reshaping conventional boundaries. In the realm of education, Khan Lab School introduces a groundbreaking AI chatbot tutor, Khanmigo, sparking new dimensions in student learning, while South Korea's commitment to AI-based digital textbooks promises a leap forward in customized education. Meanwhile, the food industry balances the allure of AI's transformative power with concerns about job displacement and data privacy. In the music world, AI's potential as a creator tool and its implications on intellectual property rights strike a complex chord. The funding scene pulsates with momentum as European deep tech venture capital firm IQ Capital secures a hefty $200 million fund, and AI legal tech firm EvenUp raises $50.5 million. Lastly, an important dialogue between OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol underscores the significance of international cooperation in AI standards and the continued growth of South Korea's role in the AI landscape. These developments showcase AI's profound potential and the imperative for judicious navigation of its challenges.

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  • 👩🏻‍🎓New A.I. Chatbot Tutors Could Upend Student Learning

  • 📓AI digital textbooks to be introduced in South Korean schools from 2025

  • 🍔AI: The future of food or the end of humanity?

  • 🎵AI Can Hurt, Hinder or (Hopefully) Help the Music Business

  • 🇰🇷OpenAI CEO Sam Altman visits South Korea

The Khan Lab School in Palo Alto, California, is among the first to test an experimental AI chatbot tutor called Khanmigo. The bot, developed by Khan Academy, uses AI to interact with students, guiding them through problems and providing feedback. By mimicking one-on-one human tutoring, Khanmigo is perceived as a game changer in education, potentially enabling a significant shift in classroom teaching and self-paced learning. Despite its potential, the technology also presents concerns around errors, cheating, diminished teacher roles, and questionable critical thinking development. These AI-powered tutors, while promising, are essentially experiments in algorithmic education, and their true effectiveness remains uncertain. Moreover, AI models like Khanmigo, which use GPT-4, can generate false information, underlining the necessity of caution in using such systems.

AI-powered digital textbooks are set to be introduced in South Korean elementary and secondary schools starting in 2025, as part of the government's digital education innovation initiative. The digital textbooks, utilizing expanded virtual world (metaverse) and interactive AI technologies, will provide diverse learning content and offer customized learning for students at different learning levels. The initial rollout will target third- and fourth-grade elementary school students, and middle and high school freshmen with subjects including mathematics, English, and informatics. The digital textbook program will gradually expand to cover all subjects by 2028, with the exception of activity-based subjects like music, art, physical education, and ethics, which require face-to-face education. Elementary school first and second graders will be excluded from using digital textbooks as they are considered too young for digital devices.

This article delves into the ongoing debate on the role of AI in the food industry. It posits that AI has potential to revolutionize the sector with innovations like personalized nutrition, optimized production, and waste reduction. However, the article also explores fears that AI could inadvertently create new problems, such as job losses or ethical dilemmas surrounding data privacy. It concludes that, while AI's capabilities can potentially transform the food industry for the better, careful regulation and thoughtful implementation are crucial to address potential risks and challenges.

The music industry, once again at the forefront of technological change, is in a crucial phase of determining how to harness the rapidly evolving capabilities of AI. This industry, deeply intertwined with the monetization and protection of intellectual property, is navigating a complex landscape where major labels, publishers, and artists are both collaborating with AI companies and drawing protective lines around their creative identities. The author separates the AI in music into three zones: the Green Zone, where AI serves as a legal, technical, creative tool that enables new creator tools such as songwriting aids and audio production plugins, thereby democratizing music creation; the Red Zone, where the potential for conflicts around intellectual property protection arises, such as issues with artist impersonation, AI training on commercial recordings, and copyright law interpretations; and the Yellow Zone, filled with potential uses of AI that could offer new revenue streams and opportunities, such as licensing music to AI companies for training purposes or creating new versions of existing songs, with implications for legal and ownership questions.

🇰🇷 OpenAI CEO Sam Altman visits South Korea

An AI KATANA community member in Seoul took this photo from the OpenAI and Softbank Ventures Asia event on Friday

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman recently met with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol to discuss the role of South Korea in the global AI landscape. Altman encouraged South Korea to lead in creating international AI standards and emphasized the importance of semiconductor and memory chip production for AI technology. He also stressed the need for reduced corporate regulations to foster AI projects and underscored the importance of ensuring regulatory frameworks do not stifle innovation. President Yoon echoed Altman's urgency for swiftly developing international standards to prevent potential side effects associated with rapid AI advancements like ChatGPT. South Korea has been making strides in AI regulations, with new rules awaiting parliamentary approval, perceived as less restrictive than the EU's. The country has established its own AI foundation models thanks to local tech companies such as Naver, Kakao, and LG, seeking to tap into niche markets not yet explored by US or China's tech giants. Companies are urged to secure specialized technology for vertical AI applications, and focus is placed on developing AI for politically sensitive regions and non-English speaking areas.

💵 AI Venture Capital updates

AI Venture Capital As deep tech and AI explodes, European deep tech VC IQ Capital closes new $200M fund European deep tech venture capital firm IQ Capital has closed a new $200 million fund, raising its total assets under management to over $1 billion. The fund is the fourth venture fund for the London and Cambridge-based VC, which has also launched a second $200 million growth fund to provide later-stage funding, primarily for its venture portfolio. Since its foundation in 2007, IQ Capital has invested in over 100 deep tech startups, including Thought Machine, Nyobolt, and Speechmatics, and has seen exits to major tech companies like Oracle, Google, Apple, and Facebook, as well as a number of IPOs.

Legal AI company EvenUp raises $50.5 million EvenUp, an AI startup specializing in providing support for personal injury lawyers, has successfully secured $50.5 million in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners and included contributions from Bain Capital Ventures, Scott Belsky, and legal tech leader Clio. With these funds, EvenUp aims to enhance its platform's functionality, support growth, and launch new products and technologies in the legal field. One major product introduction is Litty, the first-ever AI personal injury assistant, which has been trained on millions of records and case outcomes. Litty autonomously summarizes raw medical records into clear, coherent medical summaries optimized for injury law, with plans to extend its automation capabilities to cover up to 70% of key documents in the personal injury law workflow. The company's new product is available to law firms and legal teams nationwide.

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