Teaching & Learning AI Digest April 2024

Vol. 1, Issue 4  |  April 2024

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Welcome to April’s Teaching & Learning AI Digest. Below are exciting stories about the evolution of AI in our classrooms, labs, campus community and around the world, all curated by the team at Purdue University’s Innovation Hub.


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Ever thought of using ChatGPT for financial advice? Purdue economics professor Matthew Kovach’s paper “Learning to be Homo Economicus: Can an LLM Learn Preferences from Choice?” shows the technology may not be the financial adviser you need — yet.  
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Other Stories of AI @ Purdue


PhD student focuses education research on misinformation, media literacy and AI

Drawing from his experiences as a schoolteacher and journalist, Ben Lathrop is helping frame the conversation around misinformation and AI.

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Purdue pioneers AI application and database to advance cancer genetics research

The novel use of an AI model has revealed that biological pathways leading to cancer in dogs and humans are more similar than previously known.

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Purdue Expert: AI and Processing Human Language

Dan Goldwasser, an associate professor in computer science, explains what Natural Language Processing is and how it can help us better understand the impact of political legislation.

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      Research Worth Reading


      Using Machine Learning for Continuous Updating of Meta-analysis in Educational Context

      Discover strategies for maximizing the use of machine learning in meta-analysis and literature reviews

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      Using Generative Text Models to Create Qualitative Codebooks for Student Evaluations of Teaching

      Learn how to use codebook generation to analyze student evaluations

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