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05 Oct 2023

Dr Gary Stager on artificial intelligence – origins, misconceptions and applications

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    With a focus on mathematics and artificial intelligence (AI), Academy Master Teacher Anam Javed is joined by international thought leader, Dr Gary Stager.

    This episode discusses the mathematical limitations and possibilities of AI in the classroom and the presence of programs such as ChatGPT. Also up for discussion is ‘symbolic programming’, data analysis and how teachers can use technology to reengage students and bring back their wonder, amazement and curiosity for mathematics.

    This podcast is 1 of 3 episodes featuring Dr Gary Stager. In these thought-provoking episodes, Gary aims to challenge educators to rethink the traditional ways of teaching mathematics and consider alternative methods for engaging students.

    What is artificial intelligence?

    Artificial intelligence (AI for short) is the science of making machines that can think like humans. AI technology can process large amounts of data, respond to complex questions, provide answers, calculate mathematics, edit text and much more.

    Who is Dr Gary Stager?

    Dr Gary Stager is an international thought leader who has spent decades helping school leaders embrace computer technology to amplify the learning potential of students. In 1990, Dr. Stager led professional development in the world’s first laptop schools and played a major role in the early days of online education. He has also earned a Ph.D. in science and mathematics education.

    What is a computational environment?

    A computational environment is the technology infrastructure and software platforms used to develop, test, deploy, and run software. In short, a computational environment is the software and physical technology used to enhance a learning experience. For example, a computational environment includes the computer or iPad a student may use in a lesson, the app/program they use and the technology behind both the physical device and software that powers it.

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