Dartmouth Events

GenAI: Working with an AI Writing Assistant

Practical & Ethical Implications

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
12:00pm – 1:30pm
The LINK (Berry 180)
Intended Audience(s): Faculty, Postdoc, Staff, Students-Graduate, Students-Undergraduate
Categories: Arts and Sciences, Workshops & Training
Registration required.

Generative AI will fundamentally change the way we write. Much of the conversation in Higher Education has centered on concerns about the pedagogical, legal, and ethical implications of its use to create new content from scratch and its inability to distinguish fact from fiction.
Yet, for many advanced researchers and experienced authors, Generative AI greatest value may be in enhancing our productivity by serving as a personal writing assistant. In this capacity, tools like ChatGPT can be employed to read an author's existing content to (almost instantaneously) 1) catch spelling and grammatical errors, 2) revise it, making it clearer, more attuned to its likely audience, and more compelling; 3) translate it into a different language; 4) automatically generate engaging abstracts; 5) brainstorm catchy titles, subtitles, conference proposals, back-cover blurbs; and 6) propose "next sentences" to help overcome writer's block, etc.
In this workshop, we will begin with a discussion of the potential uses and ethical, legal, and pedagogical implications of the use of AI as a writing assistant. Then, participants will practice inputting small portions of their writing into ChatGPT and other Generative AI tools to examine in what ways these tools may or may not be helpful. Finally, we will conclude with a group discussion reflecting on lessons learned and potential next steps for writers and teachers of writers alike. This workshop is designed for experienced authors and researchers and is not targeted for undergraduate students or curriculum use.


Registration is required. To register, visit: https://libcal.dartmouth.edu/event/11778222

For more information, contact:
Jeremy Mikecz

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