Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Automation

Beyond the hype associated with any new technology, it is clear that society will be broadly impacted by artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and automation (robots and self-driven vehicles).  Educators must be especially mindful of these AI technologies as we prepare current and future generations for a rapidly evolving employment landscape.  

You may already be using AI – such as when you use Siri, Alexa, or Google Assistant.  But this is just the beginning as many aspects of our lives and careers will be shaped by these new tools.  Everyone’s life will be touched in some way.  

UD is already creating new curricular options for students wishing to develop technical proficiencies in the development and implementation of AI and automation.  But it is necessary for everyone to consider how their discipline can be impacted (positively or negatively).  From the humanities and arts to the social sciences and even the legal profession, significant disruptions can come from technology that changes how humans generally conceive of cognitive activities of any type.

The LTC will host four Campus Conversations sessions to foster awareness and stimulate discussion of the impact of AI and automation on society and how educators should respond.  By growing awareness, this can also foster future collaborations across disciplines.

Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Automation

Dates (pick one):

Wednesday February 20, 2019, 11:15am-12:05pm, LTC Studio

Friday February 22, 2019, 11:15am-12:05pm, LTC Studio

Wednesday March 6, 2019, 11:15am-12:05pm, LTC Studio

Friday March 8, 2019, 11:15am-12:05pm, LTC Studio

Register by clicking here or by using this URL: https://goo.gl/JFZEPE (requires a UD login)

Hosted by:

David J. Wright (UDit, LTC, Biology)

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