Higher Education

EdTech, Generative AI, and the ASU+GSV Conference with Nancy Our Virtual Conversation

Host Mike Palmer is joined by Nancy our Virtual Cohost in a conversation about emerging trends in EdTech, Generative AI, and more coming out of his recent trip to the ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego. We start by plugging Nancy into Chat GPT to connect Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to the emerging transformations powered by Large Language Models and Gen AI. Then Mike reflects on his embodied, human experiences of the conference as opposed to the benefits of digesting the content online. How does this relate to elements of human cognition that generative AI still struggles with?

From there, we explore what works best in person and how to adapt your approach to conferences to make the best use of your time while you’re there. Mike points to his three big themes from the conference: generative AI, a renewed focus on skills and skill development, and the blending of AI with human competencies through the rollout of online tutoring and related programs. We get a little bit meta as we demonstrate how humans can blend together in new ways in a thought-provoking exploration you don’t want to miss.