Beyond the Books: How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Education in Peru

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

The 2024 school year in Peru marked the start of academic activities with over 6 million students returning to classrooms. As technology continues to advance, some students are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) tools to complete their tasks. However, it is crucial for students 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 to not be afraid to use new tools and to 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 excellent tool for answering general questions or finding information quickly. 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 for students to verify the original source of data when using AI chatbots to ensure accuracy. While AI can enhance academic performance in various areas such as music and dance through generative AI tools, it may be limited in disciplines requiring practical skills.

However, it is crucial for students 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 AI can be an excellent tool for enhancing academic performance, it is essential for students to use it wisely and ethically. With proper guidance from teachers and scientists like Florez and Muñoz Guevara, students can navigate this rapidly evolving technological landscape while keeping their focus on traditional forms of learning.

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