Almost a year has passed since the launch of ChatGPT, a groundbreaking tool that marked a significant leap in the field of artificial intelligence. This anniversary presents an opportune moment to reflect on the strides we've made in understanding and harnessing AI's potential, particularly here at the University of Baltimore.
In the months following ChatGPT's launch, the AI landscape has witnessed rapid advancements. AI's capabilities have expanded from simple text generation to more complex tasks like data analysis, predictive modeling, and even creative endeavors. These advancements have sparked a global conversation on the implications of AI in our daily lives, reshaping industries, academia, and our approach to technology.
At UBalt, our response to these rapid changes in the AI landscape has been proactive and innovative. We've made notable strides in generative AI research and programming:
Joining the 'Making AI Generative for Higher Education' Initiative:
UBalt is a key participant in Ithaka S+R's two-year research project, aimed at exploring AI's impact on higher education. This initiative involves developing strategies and policies to integrate AI into teaching, learning, and research activities effectively.
Read the latest on UBalt's Phase 1: White Paper on AI Perceptions at UBalt.
- Launching 'From Chalkboards to Chatbots' Courses: We've launched innovative, self-paced courses titled "From Chalkboards to Chatbots," tailored for both faculty and students to explore AI in higher learning. These courses cover a range of topics, from AI's influence on teaching and learning to ethical considerations and practical applications.
Designing 'Ethics & AI Week':
The Hoffberger Center for Ethical Engagement at UBalt organized Ethics and AI Week, highlighting the significance of AI in higher education. The event featured discussions on AI's implications, focusing on faculty and student perceptions and ethical challenges.
In line with our commitment to staying abreast of AI developments, we are also updating the AI pages on the CELTT Channel and the UBalt website. These updates will reflect the latest advancements in frequently used AI tools, ensuring our community remains informed and engaged with the latest trends in AI technology.
As we continue to explore the possibilities of AI, UBalt is dedicated to pioneering its responsible and ethical use. We encourage our faculty to engage with these new resources and be part of the conversation about the transformative role of AI in education and beyond.