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Microsoft-Backed Group To Boost AI Education

In recent times, there’s been a lot of hand-wringing about whether artificial intelligence tools are appropriate for school with students taking advantage of ChatGPT for homework and term papers.

Alex Kotran, the chief executive officer of the AI Education Project (aiEDU), a nonprofit backed by companies such as Microsoft Corp., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, OpenAI, and AT&T Inc., announced a national call for AI education with an expanded list of backers and partner schools at the South by Southwest EDU conference in Austin.

“It just was startling to me that in Akron, Ohio, which is on the Brookings Institution list of 20 cities most at risk for automation job displacement, how's it possible that high school students aren't learning about the future of work, let alone artificial intelligence,” he said.

To date, aiEDU has reached 100,000 students and has relationships with districts representing 1.5 million low-income and underserved kids across the country.

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