Professors weigh the pros and cons of bots on campus – The Insider

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As more and more instances of artificial intelligence are used in science, AI bots like ChatGPT are taking the university world by (cyber)storm. And professors in Pitt-Greensburg have opinions on it.

dr Sean DiLeonardi, assistant professor of English studies, says resistance is futile.

“Any attempt to resist AI or remove it entirely from the classroom is like facing a tidal wave. His overhaul of our society is inevitable,” says DiLeonardi, who is also the new director of the Pitt-Greensburg Center for Digital Humanities.

DiLeonardi has hopes and some reservations about AI, although he’s sure there will be a place for it in schools in the near future.

“In my classes, I hope to help students think about how to responsibly use AI as a creative tool, a means of brainstorming, and a way to collaborate,” says DiLeonardi.

However, not all Pitt Greensburg professors are so optimistic that artificial intelligence will be used in the classroom.

Associate Professor of Communication, Dr. Jessica L. Ghilani, is more cautious about integrating AI into science.

“As with any technology, people will find ways to use and create with it that are outside of the original intent for which it was designed,” says Ghilani.

Despite AI being used in unsavory ways to cheat or even plagiarize, Ghilani believes humans are capable of keeping up.

On AI work, which may become indistinguishable from human creatives, Ghialni says, “I don’t think it will replace real humans in creative fields.”

Other professors on campus are expectant and ready to make a place for artificial intelligence in their classrooms.

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dr Danielle R. Mehlman-Brightwell, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Communications, says, “In the future, I can envision using AI ethically in my classroom, but I’m not sure to what extent that will be… get in touch.” a year with me.”

Bryan McCarthy, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, acknowledges the potential benefits of AI but urges students not to become complacent.

“Anyone who is completely confident about artificial intelligence is just not paying attention,” says McCarthy.

Artificial intelligence in schools seems inevitable. There are many reasons to be cautious, but according to some Pitt-Greensburg professors, it might be an inevitability they can live with.

When asked about the place of artificial intelligence in education, McCarthy replied, “Can it grade papers?”

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