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Scared of AI? Don’t be, computer-science instructors say.

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “To computer scientists, the rise of artificial intelligence is no different than the advent of the pocket calculator or the Google search engine … Bruno Ribeiro, an associate professor of computer science at Purdue, gives students unique coding problems that seem simple on the surface but have slight variations that often trip AI up. He then has students identify where the program went wrong and fix the code. ‘At the end of the day, what they really learn is how to think and how to check things and how to verify if something is right or something is wrong,’ Ribeiro said. ‘In my classes I tell them, ‘Look, if ChatGPT gives you the answer, that’s great, but if it’s wrong, you are responsible for it.’”

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