Like other technologies that have facilitated the work of humanity, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the advances that remains latent today, so it is necessary to address its scope and analyze and discuss the challenges involved in using it. this technology in the educational field.
This debate was raised by Javier López Casarín, federal deputy and President of the Science, Technology and Innovation Commission of the LXV Legislature, during the keynote address “Education in the era of artificial intelligence”, given at Innova Forum 2023.
“You have to visualize the technology, it is not good or bad, it depends on the end or the use that is given to it. We just have to go inside; When we see something unknown, rejection or fear is natural, and few venture to discover it,” he declared.
López Casarín, from the Green Ecologist Party, estimated that there are emerging and complementary technologies to AI, for which he considered it necessary for the public to know how they work and their application in daily life and the educational field.
“This problem today, speaking of Artificial Intelligence, leads us, as a first step, to connectivity, which will allow students, students, teachers and universities to have access to unlimited content and, for the most part, free of charge,” he added.
However, work is still needed to reduce inequality gaps so that people can access the benefits provided by technologies such as artificial intelligence, he said.
The legislator recalled that technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality have become learning tools for medical students, and indicated that one of the challenges for teaching staff should focus on using these tools, a situation that they were able to develop during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The talk was moderated by the head of the General Coordination of Social Communication of the UdeG, Laura Morales Estrada, who shared that the debate about the use of these technologies has been a constant, for which she called for maintaining the dialogue around the use of AI and other technological developments.
“With the advent of the Internet and computers, debates are beginning to be generated about how the dynamics of education will be modified, how the use and appropriation of students and teachers will be,” he said.
López Casarín concluded that in order to consolidate this digital transformation, not only technological developments must be taken into account, but they must also be considered to consider other factors such as sustainability, diversity or gender equality.
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