OpenAI and Runway VIPs star in two new videos on “How AI Works”

The new videos help demystify artificial intelligence in language anyone can understand!
3 min readAug 15, 2023 — in partnership with ETS, ISTE, and Khan Academy — is excited to announce the release of new videos in our “How AI Works” series, both starring OpenAI CTO Mira Murati and Runway CEO Cristobal Valenzuela.

These videos are specifically designed to provide viewers with a comprehensive understanding of AI and its applications. Best of all, every video in the How AI Works series now has lesson plans to go with them — just in time for the 2023–2024 school year!

How AI Works: Chat Bots and Large Language Models

In this video, we explore the captivating world of chatbots and large language models. The video helps explain the intricate processes that enable AI systems to understand and generate human-like language. Discover the underlying technologies and algorithms that power chatbots and language models, gaining valuable insights into their capabilities and limitations.

Whether you’re a teacher looking to incorporate chatbots into your curriculum or someone simply curious about the inner workings of these systems, this video is a must-watch.

How AI Works: Creativity and Imagination

This video explores the incredible intersection of AI and creativity, shedding light on how AI algorithms can generate novel ideas, art, and music. Uncover the fascinating techniques and algorithms behind AI-generated creativity, from deep learning-based image generation to algorithmic music composition. Gain a deeper understanding of the ethical considerations surrounding AI-generated content and how it can be used to enhance educational experiences.

Bring it to the classroom

Each of the How AI Works lessons provide an overview of different facets of artificial intelligence. Every lesson is paired with a video from the How AI Works video series, and provides an engaging classroom experience to further emphasize the concepts in each video. Each lesson can be taught on its own, or all of the lessons can be taught as a series. The last lesson condenses the whole series to a single day. So however you want to bring AI education to your class, you can make these lessons work!, ETS, ISTE, and Khan Academy are dedicated to equipping educators with the tools and knowledge necessary to safely and equitably integrate AI into the classroom. “How AI Works” aims to help everyone start exploring the potential of AI. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to expand your knowledge and engage with these fun videos and lesson plans. Together, let’s unlock the power of AI and step into a future driven by innovation and creativity!

— in partnership with ETS, ISTE, and Khan Academy

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