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Stephen Downes

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Now I certainly believe in the value of artificial intelligence (AI) to support personal learning. But I want to be clear that I think this is the wrong way to use it. Here's what Markus Bernhardt describes: "being able to contextualize and 'organize' content through mappings... very similar to how a good textbook would use instructional scaffolding to guide the learning journey (the AI) would guide the learner through the complexity tree, from simple to more complex." The problem is that the learning comes when I do this organizing for myself, not when it's done for me. And I want to have my own learning objectives, not some small set of predefined objectives. In my own work, I train my own AI by feeding it examples of the sorts of work I feel fits into this or that category, and then use it to select from a very large set of resources new items based on those categories. The AI model is personal to me, and that's the way I like it.

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