The Academic Issue

The Academic Issue is your go-to podcast about Canadian academia. Host Kate Kenyon speaks with experts from across Canada’s academic landscape to explore the forces shaping higher education today, and what they mean for you.

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AI and Academia

Monday May 13, 2024

Monday May 13, 2024

Generative AI tools like Chat GPT have already sent shockwaves through the academic world, raising complex questions about academic integrity and the nature of learning.
As AI and its applications continue to develop at a rapid pace, what will the technology mean for the future of higher education? In this inaugural episode, Kate speaks with Mark Daley, the first Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer appointed at a Canadian university. 
Recommended reading on AI and academia:
AI, higher education and the future of academic supervision — University Affairs
‘We haven’t yet had an AI Hiroshima’ — University Affairs
How faculty development can be supported in the age of AI — University Affairs
Useful links:
Interagency Guidelines on the Use of AI to Develop Grant Proposals
Canada's Bill C-27 Digital Charter Implementation Act
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Wednesday May 01, 2024

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