AI and school will not be compatible, see must be completely prohibited in the classroom. “The aim of the school is to train independent students who are able to think for themselves,” according to the co-author of Welcome to the Machine.
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Eric Martin, in an interview with TVA Nouvelles, explains that the presence of artificial intelligence is a problem as the start of the school year approaches.
“The idea is not to connect students who simply become technical assistants for them. The school should be independent and far from technology,” comments the philosophy professor.
Mr. Martin suggests banning AI entirely in schools, even going so far as to ban cellphones to avoid using them. Having this technology can reduce learning.
“What we want to develop in school are reading skills, language proficiency and concepts of citizenship. And there, our word is that we must adapt to artificial intelligence. But no…we must limit the presence of these machines in our classrooms.”
“We shouldn’t be training robot students, plugging them into screens”
With the many challenges and changes that citizens face in the 21st century, the philosophy professor believes the solution is to “train people who have judgment and a sense of what has value.”
With the arrival of these technologies within the walls of the school, the daily lives of the teachers have been completely disrupted. To protect ourselves, we’ve changed our ratings significantly. What we want is real intelligence and real education. We want real human relationships, no machine can replace that,” adds Mr. Martin.
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