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Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
In an era where misinformation, deepfakes, and algorithmic biases are everywhere, educators face the critical challenge of guiding students in distinguishing between what is real and what is not. This thought-provoking presentation explores the profound impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the concept of truth and equips educators with practical strategies to help students navigate the complex digital landscape with discernment and critical thinking.

The presentation begins by examining the pervasive influence of AI technologies on the dissemination and consumption of information. It delves into the phenomenon of deepfakes, AI-generated content that convincingly mimics real people or events, blurring the line between reality and fabrication. Through engaging examples educators will gain a deeper understanding of the potential consequences and ethical implications of AI-generated misinformation.

The presentation also explores the concept of algorithmic bias, shedding light on how AI algorithms can perpetuate and amplify existing prejudices and biases. Educators will learn how to recognize and challenge these biases, equipping them with the tools to empower students in critically evaluating information and questioning its sources.

Lastly this session delves into the psychological and cognitive factors that contribute to the spread of misinformation and the challenges associated with combating it. Educators will explore the cognitive biases that make individuals susceptible to believing and sharing false information, as well as effective strategies to foster media literacy and critical thinking skills among students.

Through interactive discussions and practical exercises, attendees will discover innovative teaching approaches and resources that can be integrated into their curricula to help students develop a discerning eye and a healthy skepticism towards information encountered online. The presentation emphasizes the importance of fostering a classroom environment that encourages open dialogue, fact-checking, and collaborative exploration of truth.

By the end of the presentation, educators will be equipped with the knowledge, tips 7 tools, necessary to guide their students in distinguishing between fact and fiction in the digital age. Together, we can empower the next generation to become critical thinkers, responsible digital citizens, and guardians of truth in an increasingly complex and AI-driven world.
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Kristi Bush

Owner/Keynote Speaker, KNB Communications
Kristi Bush serves as a national education consultant and social media safety advocate. She is a licensed social worker with greater than 20 years of clinical practice and health care experience. She attended Troy and Auburn University where she studied social work and counseling... Read More →
Wednesday July 17, 2024 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 28
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