AI Awareness

Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education  


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Artificial intelligence is having an impact in all areas of teaching and learning. As we begin to explore the possibilities we also want to be cautious not to embrace or reject its role in education until we better understand the implications of this revolutionary change. Below are some examples of  tools, readings and commentary on this topic.

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AI Tools

ChatGPT: Optimizing Language Models for Dialogue
Try ChatGPT  According to OpenAI
"We’ve trained a model called ChatGPT which interacts in a conversational way. The dialogue format makes it possible for ChatGPT to answer followup questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests.

GPTZero: A solution under development for educatiors to responsibly adopt AI-Technologies in education. GPTZero turns the very technologies used to build ChatGPT around — to detect AI. It uses variables like perplexity to fingerprint AI involvement. Stay updated on the upcoming innovations in GPTZero technology via this substack. Sign up for GPTZero Perplexity AI is an AI-powered search engine and chatbot that utilizes advanced technologies such as natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to provide accurate and comprehensive answers to user queries. It is designed to search the web in real-time and offer up-to-date information on various topics.
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AI Chat Assistant Merlin is a chrome extension powered by ChatGPT API that enhance your productivity by providing applications of ChatGPT on any website on your browser.

SUNY Online Teaching >> chatGPT, Links List and Resources

Teaching and Learning

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The  second edition of the FACT2 Guide to Optimizing AI in Higher Education is designed to provide faculty  with comprehensive information and insight regarding the use and application of AI in teaching and learning. The task  group included over 50 volunteers from 11 SUNY campuses, SUNY Online, and SUNY Administration.  

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Podcast: Tea for Teaching 80 Ways to Use Chat GPT in the Classroom In this episode, Stan Skrabut joins us to discuss his book that explores how ChatGPT can support student learning.  Stan is the Director of Instructional Technology and Design at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts.

How Schools Can Survive (and Maybe Even Thrive) With A.I. This Fall (The New York Times August 24, 2023)

How teachers and students feel about A.I. New  York Times August 24, 2023  

Disinformation Researchers Raise Alarms About A.I. Chatbots (The New York TimesFebruary 8, 2023) 

A Creator (Me) Made a Masterpiece With A.I. , The New York Times, August 25, 2023


The end of the Take-Home Essay? The Chronicle of Higher Education August 24, 2023

Teaching Actual Student Writing in an AI World (Inside Higher ED),
January 19, 2023, Read the article here.

AI Writing Detection: A Losing Battle Worth Fighting (Inside Higher ED) January 20, 2023

ChatGPT is not going to save you from your essays  The Daily Pennsylvanian January 17, 2023

Assigning Writing in the Age of AI tools like OpenAI's ChatGPT (The FIT Writing and Speaking Studio)

How to Keep Students Writing in the Age of AI Tools (Edutopia) Read the article here. 

New York Times, Hard Fork Podcast:  Generative AI is Here. Who Should Control it?  Download Podcast