Generative artificial intelligence in higher education: what is the point of an academic?

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Tuesday March 7th, 7:00pm-8.30pm

Venue: the Drill selling tea/coffee/wine/beer and food

Generative machine learning algorithms have recently captured the publicĀ imagination, with platforms like Stable Diffusion, Midjourney, and ChatGPT creating art, music, and essays in response to relatively basic prompts. Besides the concerns around plagiarism, intellectual property, and academic dishonesty, we’re also seeing the creation of credible academic work that is difficult to distinguish from human-generated outputs. In this session, we will explore the emerging phenomenon of generative artificial intelligence and ask how it might impact anyone working in higher education.

Michael Rowe
Michael joined the School of Health and Social Care early in 2022 as the Associate Professor in Digital Innovation, after moving to the UK from South Africa. His previous research focused on the use of digital technologies in the classroom and in clinical practice, and their influence on teacher and student relationships as part of teaching and learning. His current research interests include the role of critical pedagogy in learning and teaching, as well as the increasing potential of artificial intelligence in higher and professional education.