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Etiquette for AI meeting note-taking services

Our team love AI meeting note-taking tools! We have access to them via Microsoft Copilot for 365, and it’s probably our favourite and most useful feature – it does a fantastic job of summarising key points and actions. We’re increasingly seeing AI services such as Otter and Firefly added to meetings, and understandably this is […]

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Some thoughts on Google’s recent AI for Education work

Google’s  Generative AI work has perhaps tended to slip a little under the radar, at least in discussions I’ve been involved in, which have tended to focus on ChatGPT and Copilot.  They have just put out a lot of new info though, including, for me, probably the most interesting paper on LLMs in education for […]

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Licensing Options for Generative AI

(note: last updated 10th May 2024 – see here for the update history.) We are getting a lot of questions about licensing options for generative AI tools, so we thought it would be useful to summarise the current situation.  It’s fair to say that things are still moving quickly,  and there are a fair number […]

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RAG: Can we stop LLMs making things up?

When ChatGPT was first released, there was (and perhaps still is) some confusion with what it was doing. We mostly got used to the fact that it was, in effect, a text prediction tool, albeit one trained on vast amounts of data, with often quite amazing abilities.  This meant that it was prone to making […]

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Initial thoughts on Microsoft Copilot for 365 (and AI FOMO)

  I thought I’d share some very initial thoughts on Copilot for Microsoft 365, as I’ve had it for a few weeks. It’s been fairly easy for people to try most of the AI tools. That’s not the case with Copilot for Microsoft 365, as it can only be purchased and enabled by central IT […]

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Our AI presentation and workshop slides

In this post, we are collecting the slides from some of our presentations.  We’ll keep it updated over time, and also remove older presentations when the content becomes outdated or superseded. We are making these available under a Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-SA Digifest 2024 12-13th March 2024 AI2030 – Keynote by Michael Webb Programme […]

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Our AI in Education Maturity Model – an update for 2024

One of first outputs our AI team produced, first released in March 2021, was our ‘AI in education maturity model’ –  a tool to frame conversations about institutions journey on adopting AI. The model has proven useful, but obviously an awful lot has happened in the world of AI since then. When we first created […]

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Principles for the use of AI in FE colleges

Artificial intelligence is already transforming education, the workplace, and society.   These principles have been created by Jisc in partnership with the Association of Colleges (AoC) Technology Reference Group. They are intended for colleges to adopt as a statement of intent, guiding strategic direction. They aim to help colleges navigate challenges and maximising the opportunities […]

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Voice cloning, AI twins and deepfakes: threat or useful tool? Or both?

We are all becoming increasingly aware of the challenges around AI deepfakes.  With elections looming this year, there are many concerns about how it might impact the outcomes. Every week we are hearing new and disturbing stories.  I was in a conversation with some parents who were considering using safe words so their family would […]

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A Generative AI Primer

Publishing an intro to generative AI is a challenge as things are moving so quickly.  However, we think things have now settled down enough for us to bring together information in a single place, to create a short primer.  This blog post will be updated as needed, and we have also produced a version as […]