Revolutionizing Learning: Exploring the Benefits and Risks of Artificial Intelligence in Peru’s Classrooms

A Student’s Guide to Using Artificial Intelligence Responsibly and Effectively

The 2024 school year in Peru saw over 6 million students returning to classrooms, marking the beginning of academic activities. With the rise of artificial intelligence, some students are turning to technology to complete their tasks. However, it is essential to understand the correct use of AI tools.

Trade interviewed Liliana Muñoz Guevara, director of the Comprehensive Basic Training Unit at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, and Omar Florez, an AI scientist, to create a guide on the appropriate use of AI tools for students. Muñoz advises students not to be afraid to use new tools and use them wisely as AI can facilitate personalized learning and deeper exploration of complex topics.

There are various AI tools available to students that can aid in academic tasks. ChatGPT is an AI chatbot that provides information on various topics while Perplexity is connected to the internet and provides accurate and up-to-date information. Wolfram Alpha is an online tool for solving mathematical queries. It is important to verify the original source of data when using AI chatbots to ensure the accuracy of information.

AI can enhance academic performance in various areas like music and dance through generative AI tools. However, it may be limited in disciplines requiring practical skills. It is crucial to consider ethical aspects when using AI in education and not lose sight of the human aspect of learning, such as peer interaction and teacher guidance.

In conclusion, while there are many benefits associated with using AI in education, it is essential for students and educators alike to understand its limitations and potential risks. By following best practices for using these tools effectively, we can ensure that they are used appropriately and contribute positively towards student success.

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