An Introduction to AI: A General Guide for Real Humans

Collaborative AI - Artificial Intelligence, Expertise, and Pedagogy in CALL Research and Practice - Joshua M. Paiz

Joshua M. Paiz [+-]
George Washington University
Joshua M. Paiz is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the English for Academic Purposes Program at George Washington University.

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This introductory chapter provides an accessible overview of artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on education, focusing on English Language Teaching (ELT). Aimed at educators and administrators with varying levels of AI knowledge, the chapter demystifies AI concepts and terminology, setting the stage for the rest of the book by pulling back the curtain on the modern magic trick that is modern AI, like ChatGPT and GrammarlyGO. By establishing the importance of AI in modern education, the chapter highlights the significance of exploring AI's potential in shaping the future of ELT.

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Paiz, Joshua. An Introduction to AI: A General Guide for Real Humans. Collaborative AI - Artificial Intelligence, Expertise, and Pedagogy in CALL Research and Practice. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Jun 2025. ISBN 9781000000000. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=44996. Date accessed: 22 Feb 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.44996. Jun 2025

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