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About AILA→

We aim to engage a broad, interdisciplinary community of participants in discussions and activities related to artificial intelligence, exploring and facilitating multi-way interactions between work in artificial intelligence and work across the liberal arts.

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What is Artificial Intelligence?

Learn the answer to this question and more at our upcoming events this semester.

Featured Event ↓

Bolstering AI with Computational Ability & Curated Data

Wed, September 20th @ 4pm

Paino Lecture Hall; Beneski 107

Academic Technology Services & AILA welcome, Andy Dorsett, a representative from Wolfram Research. He will discuss an innovative new plugin for ChatGPT, Mathematica’s built-in machine learning, and its connections with other AI systems. Find out more here!

What We Do

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Find out what is happening in AI now and how it may affect your interests. We provide a curated list of AI-related news articles!

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Want to learn about upcoming events and talks organized by us? Check out our upcoming and past events through our Events page!

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Want to engage in conversations about Artificial Intelligence? Check out our forum on the discourse platform to stay up to date!

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Interested in how you can use Artificial Intelligence? Want to read up on blogs and tutorials about AI tools and more?

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There has never been a better time to learn about the diverse applications of AI.

We’re coming into a fantastic time for the application of AI in fields ranging from Geology to Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought.

  • AI Ethics Discussion
  • Tools and Resources
  • Events to help learn and explore
  • Approachable mentors access
  • Diverse community access on the Discourse forum

Past Events

AILA Open House

September 14th, 1-3pm

Science Center C209

Meet AILA student assistants and learn how to get involved with some Insomnia cookies to enjoy!

Mememormee- A Dance & AI Performance

Join the Conversation on Discourse!

  • by Ari King
    Academic Technology Services & AILA welcome, Andy Dorsett, a representative from Wolfram Research. He will discuss an innovative new plugin for ChatGPT, Mathematica’s built-in machine learning, and its connections with other AI systems. Wednesday 9/20 @ 4p; Paino Lecture Hall, Beneski 107 8 posts – 6 participants Read full topic
  • by Tairan Ji
    Join Artificial Intelligence in the Liberal Arts (AILA) for Cookies and Convo Students, faculty, and staff please stop by C209 on Thursday, 9/14 from 1-3p to get know our new AILA Team! We will have AILA stickers, Insomnia Cookies, and folks ready to answer all your Artificial Intelligence related questions. All questions and levels of […]
  • by Andy Anderson
    June 6 2023, 1:00 PM ET – 2:00 PM ET Are you curious about the digital skills required to unlock the potential of data science and artificial intelligence in non-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields? Join us for “AI Beyond STEM: digital skills to unleash the power of data science and AI for all” hosted […]
  • by Sarah Wu
    Back to a brief discussion about the ethics of AI! While the proliferation of AI in everyday culture is quickly rising, it’s important to mull over the ethical considerations of new technologies, especially AI in its expansive nature to encode and generalize data that it has received. Image Credit: UNESCO According to UNESCO’s page, Artificial […]
  • by Sarah Wu
    "Khan and his team used GPT-4 as the engine behind software called Khanmigo (“Khan” plus “amigo” — a little goofy). Khanmigo isn’t supposed to give away answers. Like a good flesh-and-blood tutor, it engages students in a Socratic dialogue to guide them. It’s good at figuring out what they aren’t getting. Plus, Khan said, “it […]
  • by Sarah Wu
    "Pi’s boundaries are easy to find. When I tried picking fights, I mostly received kindness in return. “I appreciate you saying that,” Pi’s text gently unfurled on my screen. “I think it’s important to see things from all perspectives, and not to just focus on the negative.” Over time, that relentless balance wore on me, […]
  • by Jaya Kannan – 27 Apr 23 Let Us Show You How GPT Works — Using Jane Austen An interactive explanation of how language models learn to mimic language, from Shakespeare to Star Trek. By Aatish Bhatia April 27, 2023 Aatish Bhatia spent weeks reading dozens of A.I. research articles and training tiny language models on his […]
  • by sike
    Clara Mokri for Wall Street Journal One of Sam Altman’s early memories is playing with the Macintosh LC II he had gotten for his eighth birthday and realizing that: “Someday, the computer was going to learn to think,” he said. Altman co-founded OpenAI in 2015 because he believed, he says, that AI development should not […]
  • by sike
    Image Credit: Sophie Kohler/Peacock In the new Peacock series “Mrs. Davis”, we are presented with Simone, a nun who sets out to find the Christian Holy Grail and destroy a global order with an omnipresent, creepily benevolent AI algorithm called Mrs. Davis reigning supreme. “Arriving as AI infiltrates all corners of real life, the show […]
  • by Sarah Wu
    "Among the many unique experiences of reporting on A.I. is this: In a young industry flooded with hype and money, person after person tells me that they are desperate to be regulated, even if it slows them down. In fact, especially if it slows them down. What they tell me is obvious to anyone watching. […]