Generative AI and the Humanities: Pedagogical Implications
Time: August 11, 2023 (Fri.) (TAIPEI TIME)
Venue: Zoom https://mit.zoom.us/j/
Speaker: Alexa Alice Joubin (Professor of English, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Theatre, International Affairs, and East Asian Languages and Literatures, George Washington University)
Moderator: Pin-chia Feng (Lifetime Chair Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University)
This illustrated presentation analyzes what generative AI tools can realistically accomplish in the higher education context and what the substantive, rather than hyped, challenges are. It proposes new pedagogical strategies to teach with AI rather than against it. Since the AI is coded to produce syntheses of anonymized public voices in its datasets, it is a ghost and synthetic version of the publics. AI therefore changes the publics’ relationship to themselves.
*Alexa Alice Joubin (https://ajoubin.org/)