By Kate Lucariello
In a recent survey done by ed tech company Anthology comparing United States university students and leaders with their counterparts globally, results revealed that U.S. students have been slower to adopt generative AI tools, and leaders should take note of why and prepare for increased use in the future.
Anthology surveyed 2,728 students and 2,617 university leaders across 11 countries in August 2023 about their perceptions and use of AI tools; U.S. respondents numbered 255 students and 251 institutional leaders. In the survey report, "AI in Higher Ed: Hype, Harm, or Help," significant results included:
- Only 10% of U.S. university students are frequent AI users, compared to 23% in the rest of the world.
- About the same percentage of U.S. students and global counterparts are occasional users, have experimented with generative AI tools, or are familiar with them but have never used them.
- Dramatically, about 22% of U.S students are not familiar with and do not use AI tools, as opposed to about 12% of their global counterparts.
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