Just one year ago, OpenAI released an early demo of a revolutionary new AI tool known as ChatGPT. From its application to customer service, healthcare, entertainment, and education, in the last year ChatGPT seems to have permeated what feels like every possible pore of society. Its popularity raises a number of questions about what the future may look like for our world, and especially for teaching and learning in the context of higher education. Professors Chris Grobe, Lee Spector, and Kristina Reardon explored some of the questions surrounding the use of generative AI systems like ChatGPT, including those related to ethics, justice, motivation, and innovation in a panel in Februrary 2022 titled “ChatGPT in Education: Boon, Bane and Beyond” convened by Academic Technology Services (ATS) and Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). But, even since this fruitful discussion one year ago, the technological capabilities of ChatGPT have evolved exponentially alongside the scope of its reach.
On December 6th 2023 at 4:30p in the CHI ThinkTank, Professors Chris Grobe (Associate Professor of English and Director of the Center for Humanistic Inquiry) and Kristina Reardon (Director of the Intensive Writing Program and Lecturer in English), and Matteo Riondato (Professor of Computer Science) will once again consider the complex web of variables touched by ChatGPT one year later. They will address critical questions raised in the previous event and will delve into how our perspectives and approaches to ChatGPT in education have evolved over the past year.
This event is co-hosted by the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (CHI) and the AI in Liberal Arts (AILA) Initiative at Amherst College. Join us for this discussion as we chart the future of AI in education. Childcare will be provided.