Student-Created AI Projects: Empowering the Next Generation of Innovators

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Welcome to "Try This!", a weekly blog series where we dive into the ever-evolving world of generative AI and share valuable insights and practical teaching ideas. Discover how educators are leveraging AI, gain fresh perspectives, and explore innovative approaches to education that you can try out yourself.

This week, we’ve rounded up five resources on Student-Created AI Projects. Check them out below:

  1. An article highlighting the importance of involving students in the development and implementation of AI tools, showcasing initiatives like the YouthMADE Festival that empower younger generations to design solutions addressing real-world problems using AI technology.
  2. An article about a Princeton University senior, Edward Tian, who developed an app aimed at detecting essays authored by the AI chatbot ChatGPT, responding to concerns about AI-driven plagiarism in academia
  3. An example of a project out of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where graphic design professors integrated artificial intelligence tools into classes to prepare them for AI usage in their future careers while emphasizing the importance of maintaining creativity and critical thinking skills.
  4. An article on Valerio Mirarchi, an MBA student at USF, who created to aid foreign language learners in achieving conversational proficiency, employing AI-generated personalized exercises based on recorded conversations. 
  5. An article on students at a New Jersey high school who are advocating for a more comprehensive approach to AI education, beyond just addressing cheating. The students conducted a survey revealing a keen interest in learning about AI's broader impacts and potential applications, prompting discussions about incorporating AI education into the curriculum.

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