What do recent advances in artificial intelligence technologies mean for teachers and students today?
Join Jess Flarity (University of New Hampshire) and Cameron Gibson (CUNY Grad Center) to learn about artificial intelligence, ChatGPT, and their implications for learning and teaching from the perspective of two PhD students who are wrestling with these questions in their own classrooms, and who bring unique backgrounds in both the arts and sciences to help us think through the challenges and possibilities together.
Jess Flarity is a PhD student in Literature at the University of New Hampshire, specializing in masculinity and science fiction with a specific focus on the intersection of AI, masculinity, and power dynamics in the genre. His research aims to examine how science fiction literature reflects and shapes societal views of masculinity, and how these views are influenced by the advancements in AI and technology. He is also an avid science fiction fan and regularly attends conventions and events to connect with other enthusiasts and authors. (this bio was written by Chat GPT)
Cameron Gibson is a PhD in Linguistics candidate at the Graduate Center, CUNY. His reseach interests include: Grammar Induction, Information Extraction, Narrative Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, Syntax, Language and Speech Processing, Sociolinguistics, Authorship Analysis, Ethics and Bias in NLP. He earned a BS in English from Jacksonville University, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine Stonecoast program, and an MA in Linguistics from the University of Nevada, Reno.
- “Sci-fi publisher Clarkesworld halts pitches amid deluge of AI-generated stories”, The Guardian
- “The Great Fiction of AI: The strange world of high-speed semi-automated genre fiction”, The Verge