Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Since the release of ChatGPT in November 2022, national interest in artificial intelligence (AI) tools and applications has skyrocketed. Five days after the release, it reached a million users; and by March 2023 the website reached the billion visits. Questions sparked on how to incorporate the use of AI in schools, if at all.

While AI was already quotidian before November 2022, the acceleration of advancements in machine learning, generative AI, and large language models have made it imperative for AI users to understand how the AI tools are developed, which data is used to train them, their limitations, and what implications do these tools have for our lives and communities. Furthermore, as careers become intertwined with AI, it is crucial for students to develop an interest for using and developing AI solutions.

The NSF ITEST program has invested in AI education research since 2016. Below we've assembled a list of resources from the ITEST community on AI, beginning with the 2022 Artificial Intelligence and Learning: NSF ITEST Projects At-A-Glance.

Just this week, NSF released a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) proposal opportunity for 12-month research grants for research on the use of AI, and the teaching of AI in K-12 classroom and informal settings. 

Read how to prepare and submit a RAPID proposal on AI education