AI and Creativity: What Matters for Human Writers

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 4p, via Zoom | Register here!

As part of AILA’s Spring Learning & Discussion Series, in partnership with the Writing Center we bring you AI and Creativity: What Matters for Human Writers | A Conversation with Naomi S. Baron 

For writers, as well as teachers and students of writing, the rapid development of Generative AI raises profound questions about the value of humanist writing processes. Join AILA and the Writing Center for this virtual event featuring Naomi S. Baron, author of Who Wrote This? How AI and the Lure of Efficiency Threaten Human Writing and Professor Emerita of Linguistics at American University. Professor Baron will build on her discussion of creativity in the book, incorporating developments over the past year, with a focus on the realm of writing, in this highly interactive session for the Amherst College community. Facilitated by Jessica Kem, director of the Writing Center.

About the author:

Naomi S. Baron is Professor Emerita of Linguistics at American University in Washington, DC. She is a former Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Fellow, and Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. For more than thirty years she has been studying the effects of technology on language, including the ways we speak, read, write, and think. Her earlier books include Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World (2015) and How We Read Now: Strategic Choices for Print, Screen, and Audio (2021). Her newest book, Who Wrote This? How AI and the Lure of Efficiency Threaten Human Writing, appeared in September 2023.

4 thoughts on “AILA Spring Learning & Discussion Series: AI and Creativity | February 20th, 2024 @ 4p; Zoom event

  1. Hello, may an Alum attend this Zoom, please? I am a professional writer introducing the use of ChatGPT to increase the flexibility of my early draft brainstorming; I see great possibilities for expanding the options I can make during the process of making writing and editing decisions.

    studioquinn@gmail.com

    David Quinn, Class of 1982 (Drama/English Major) Writer of Comics, Children’s Books, Theater, Film, Television

    https://linktr.ee/QuinnDavid

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