Hello and welcome to episode 37 of the Learning & Teaching @ Newcastle University podcast.
This week Ben Steel from LTDS sat down with Pro Vice Chancellor Education Professor Ruth Valentine and Dean of Digital Education Dr David Kennedy.
AI text generating technologies have been around for a long time, but they have made significant advances in recent years. Most are trained on extensive data sets and are capable of producing human-like written content quickly and easily. There has been a lot of media coverage of these tools lately (in particular ChatGPT) with concerns raised about the risk they present to academic integrity.
As with all emerging technologies, it is our role as educators to explore and investigate the opportunities they provide to our students’ educational experience, as well as to consider any potential negative impacts. Ben, Ruth and David discuss Newcastle University’s response to these tools, with a focus on the five principles for the use of AI at Newcastle.
Thank you to our guests and we hope you enjoy this episode.
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Links from the episode
AI in practice – https://newcastle.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/sites/LTDS/_layouts/15/Doc.aspx?sourcedoc=%7BFD7661EB-95A4-4E32-AA25-3CBE37193A38%7D&file=AI_live_guidance.docx&action=default&mobileredirect=true
Newcastle University AI of the Possible week – https://elements.ncl.ac.uk/course/index.php?categoryid=304