From Chat GPT to Deepfakes: Preparing Students to Navigate the Era of AI-Generated Disinformation

Thursday, March 23, 11:00 am–11:50 am
Marriott - Marriott - Commencement II

ChatGPT, the OpenAI chatbot, can write code, draft essays, pass exams, create instructions, and much more - all in a matter of seconds. Apps like Faceswap or Zao use AI to create (increasingly impressive and realistic) videos that replace the likeness of one person with another. While many educators are still learning how these tools work, some researchers who study the spread of mis-, dis- and mal- information online have started ringing alarm bells as these tools are employed to mass produce propaganda, hate speech, and other forms of harmful content, on a scale the world has never seen before. In this session, we'll explore the challenges of combating disinformation in the era of AI and discuss effective strategies for preparing today’s learners to navigate this complex landscape in ways that focus on critical thinking and ethical information habits.

50-minute Session
Focus Area:
Digital Literacy, Teacher Librarian
Skill Level:
All levels
Grade Level:
All Grade Levels

Presented by

Jennifer LaGarde
Jennifer LaGarde
Jennifer LaGarde

Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner, with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives and meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty. A huge fan of YA Literature, Jennifer currently lives, works, reads and drinks lots of coffee in Olympia, Washington. Follow her adventures at www.librarygirl.net or on Twitter @jenniferlagarde.