Hear From a Peer: Vaughn Scribner on AI's Transformative Impact in Education

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In a recent chat, Professor Vaughn Scribner, who's an associate professor of American history at the University of Central Arkansas, shared his thoughts on AI and the speedy rise of tech like ChatGPT. He made a fascinating comparison between ancient engineering marvels like the pyramids and our modern smartphones, leaning towards the smartphone as the more impressive invention due to its broad impact and versatility. Scribner also expressed his optimism about AI's role in the future, despite the initial worries in the education field. He emphasized that education has always evolved, from books and TV to video games, and AI is just the next step in this journey. Rather than fearing these changes, he urged educators and institutions to embrace them, look beyond the horizon, and stay curious. Be sure to catch him in the video below for the full discussion!