CLS: Artificial Intelligence

Learn how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the world we live in from possibly helping resolve past nation conflicts to innovative medicine.

Bill Hart-Davidson

Monday, July 15, 10:30 a.m. | Orchestra Hall
“When Robots Learn to Write, What Happens to Learning? Four Proposals for AI Tools in Teaching & Learning”

The availability of AI and Large-Language Models in particular has rapidly become a disruptive force in education over the last few months. What happened recently to make these models more powerful and more widely accessible? what are the capabilities of these models and how can they change teaching and learning?

Tuesday, July 16, 10:30 a.m. | Orchestra Hall
“Generative AI Trends & the Near Future for Creative Professionals”

In 2024, Bill Hart-Davidson expects this trend to intensify as companies and organizations make calculated moves to “outsource” both repetitive information processing and creative tasks to Generative AI. This will likely lead to a shrinking and tightening workforce in knowledge work jobs that may or may not persist as our work routines change.

What else might we expect for 2024? In this presentation and discussion, Hart-Davidson offers a forecast of Generative AI developments that includes both the promises and potential perils we might see unfold in the near future.

Hart-Davidson is a Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Cultures, a Senior Researcher in the Writing, Information and Digital Experience (WIDE) Research Center and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters and is co-inventor of Eli Review, a software service that supports peer learning in writing, feedback, and revision. Hart-Davidson’s research and teaching focus on writing technology and the value of feedback in both school and professional settings.

Stefan Fritsch

Wednesday, July 17, 10:30 a.m. | Orchestra Hall
“The Geopolitics of Artificial Intelligence”

Over the last decade, artificial intelligence (AI) has evolved into a core technology of the 21st century with far reaching implications for practically every dimension of human life. This emerging technology has triggered a new global scramble between countries and companies to master AI and either stay at the cutting edge of innovation or try to catch up to the leaders in the field. Intensifying geopolitical struggles between the major world powers such as the USA, China, India or the European Union further fuel the competition for global AI-superiority. Meanwhile, world regions lacking the necessary scientific, technological or financial capabilities could face continuing marginalization. Just as in previous historic phases of rapid technological evolution, AI will be an important factor in the reshuffling of global power relations.

Dr. Stefan Fritsch is an associate professor of International Relations in the Political Science Department at Bowling Green State University where he is also affiliated with the International Studies Program. He received his master’s (2000) and Ph.D. (2005) from the University of Salzburg, Austria. Since he came to BGSU in 2007, he has served twice as director of the school’s Study Abroad Program in Salzburg, Austria.

Nelson Rosario

Thursday, July 18, 10:30 a.m. | Orchestra Hall
“AI: The Promise and Peril of Automating the Law”

This lecture will focus on the benefits and drawbacks to using artificial intelligence in disputes and the business world. A particular focus will be given to recent developments in the application of artificial intelligence to the law and government.

Nelson M. Rosario is a tech lawyer and the founder of Rosario Tech Law, LLC, a boutique law firm focused on working with clients dealing with emerging technologies that are changing the way we think about privacy, property, and power. Mr. Rosario is also an adjunct law professor, and he has been quoted in the New York Times, TechCrunch, Law360 and other publications.

In addition to being a regular speaker on legal issues raised by emerging technology topics, Mr. Rosario is an appointee to the Illinois Supreme Court AI Task Force to create recommendations for the use of Generative AI in the Illinois courts. Mr. Rosario has degrees in computer science, history, and political science. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Dr. Devinder Kaur

Friday, July 19, 10:30 a.m. | Orchestra Hall
“Nature Inspired Computing for Engineering Applications”

This talk will focus on various algorithms that have been developed taking inspiration from nature, by observing the natural phenomena such as genetic algorithms, particle Swarm Organization, cuckoo search algorithm, grey wolf algorithm, artificial bee colony, Immunocomputing and their applications in the design of smart power grid management, power scheduling, finding the shortest path for the traveling sales and its other application in path planning.

Dr. Devinder Kaur is a professor and graduate program director in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Toledo. She obtained Ph.D. in computer engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1989. Her research interests are to develop intelligent engineering applications based on hybrid computational models developed using Nature Inspired Computing and Fuzzy Systems. She has published upwards of 125 papers in refereed journals and proceedings of the international conferences. She has worked on research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Air Force Research Laboratory, Daimler Chrysler and ROMAN Engineering. She is a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. She is the recipient of Commonwealth Scholarship, Thomas Rumble Fellowship and Fulbright Senior Specialist award and visited Nippon Institute of Technology Japan in that capacity.


Jul 15 - 19, 2024



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