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Helen Beetham answers four questions following her recent talk on learning, ethics and AI. It's all pretty reasonable. Some notable bits: a quote: "openness alone will not democratize AI. However, it is clear to us that any alternative to current Big Tech-driven AI must be, among other things, open." And, "We are lying to students if we tell them we can reliably detect the use of AI, and we are asking them to lie to us if we tell them not to use it." Also: "We use what students produce as signs and proxies for learning, and if they stop being reliable signs, we probably need to find different ones. That's on us." The most noteworthy bit, though, is the chart showing the almost complete withdrawal of the academic sector from the building of AI systems.

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