|Because students are exposed to vast amounts of news and information in their daily lives and there is a rising potential for AI-generated content, it’s crucial to understand the nuances and implications of machine-authored news. This lesson enlightens students about the impact of tone on information absorption and helps them discern the authenticity and comprehensiveness of AI-written news reports.
|Key Concepts & Vocabulary
Artificial Intelligence: Computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence.
Bias: Prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another.
Tone: The general character or attitude of a piece of writing.
Introduction (5 minutes)
AI News Generation (5 minutes)
News Anchor Reading (2 minutes)
Class Dissection (12 minutes)
Reflection (6 minutes)
|Supplemental activity ideas
Different tones: Prompt ChatGPT to regenerate the same news report in different tones and discuss the impact of the different tones on the content.
Compare and contrast: Provide students with a human-written news report and an AI-generated one without revealing the sources. Challenge them to identify which is which.
|Sources to Learn More