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AI TASK FORCE Georgia Southern

AI Task Force Georgia Southern

Join us for our opening talk about the history of AI by Prof. Robert Batchelor, the Director of Digital Humanities at Georgia Southern. Presented on January 24 at 7PM in IAB 1012 on Statesboro Campus, and on January 25 at 7PM, on Armstrong Campus in Gamble Hall, Room 201.

Future Seminars will be presented on:

  • “Law and Ethics of AI” February 21 Statesboro and February 22 Armstrong
  • “AI and the Creative Arts” March 20 Statesboro and March 21 Armstrong
  • “AI and the Future” April 17 Statesboro and April 18 Armstrong

Our first workshop is designed help you to consider ways to move from a policy of forbidding AI, often called the "red light" approach, to policies that incorporate AI--either with some restrictions, a "yellow light" approach, or with full expectation of AI usage, a "green light" approach. Attendance counts as part of the Faculty Center's Teaching with Technology badge.

Date: February 15th, 2024

Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: Site-sync in Solms 207 and Cone Hall 2029

SIGNUP LINK.

Mission/Vision Statement

The AI Task Force at Georgia Southern advances the University’s and the College of Arts and Humanities commitment to working at the cutting edge of Artificial Intelligence technologies. Our vision is to advance the arts, humanities, and the overall university experience by actively participating in the unfolding technological landscape. Our mission includes developing pedagogical strategies to prepare students for success in the twenty-first century workplace, tackling the ethical implications of AI as it integrates into society, and contending with the conceptual and research challenges emerging from this new field.

Through direct engagement, we seek to shape and redefine the academic and societal impact of Artificial Intelligence by pursuing work along three core pillars:

1. Educational Innovation: By developing pioneering pedagogical strategies that equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the dynamic twenty-first-century workplace, we will empower learners to navigate and thrive by building their knowledge of human-computer interaction.

2. Ethical Leadership: By addressing the ethical implications of AI integration into society, we will foster discussions, research, and initiatives that promote responsible AI development, integration, and application in order to ensure its positive impact on individuals and communities.

3. Research Excellence: By embracing the challenges posed by the emergence of AI and actively engaging in cutting-edge conceptual and research endeavors, we will help tackle the complexities of this evolving field and contribute to the global knowledge base, driving innovation and shaping the future of AI.

Organizers

David Owen, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities

Robert Batchelor, Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of History, Statesboro Campus.

Robert Terry, Associate Professor of English, Savannah Campus

Members

Lisa Abbott, Professor of Theater, Communication Arts

Allison Belzer, Professor of History

Russell Brown, Associate Professor, Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music

William Eaton, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies

John Goshorn, Associate Professor of Multimedia and Film Production, Communication Arts

Melissa Huang, Assistant Professor of Art Foundations

Li Jinrong, Associate Professor of English

Li Lili, Professor and Research Services Librarian, Zach Henderson Library

Leticia McGrath, Professor of World Languages and Cultures

Matthew Mogle, Foundations Director & Assistant Professor of Art

Lisa Muller, Lecturer in Public Relations, Communication Arts

Diana Serrano, Lecturer in Spanish, World Languages and Cultures

John Thompson, Professor, Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music

Paul Tubig, Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies

Last updated: 2/1/2024