Major Project – Update 1

For my ECI 832 major project, I’m exploring the world of Artificial Intelligence. I’ve picked this topic for a variety of reasons, but chief among them is the fact that for the most part, I am incredibly resistant to AI and it’s consequences. While I certainly don’t consider myself a technophobe, since the surge in popularity of AI over the last few years, I have felt nothing but discomfort following this technology as it develops.

Through this project, I want to dissect, challenge, and analyze where these feelings come from by exploring and researching AI tools and concepts. To begin, I’ve started by playing around with AI tools in my day to day life, including in my teaching practice (for example, using AI to translate exams and assignments to other languages). I’ve also begun research on the ethical considerations around AI technology.

The working title of my project is “Learning to Love AI”. I’m not sure if that will be the end result, but already through this process I have learned much more about how AI works and the ways it can be utilized. I’ve started on a basic script as I hope to create a 10-20 min video as a final product. I’ll be posting on here more frequently now that I have really gotten the ball rolling!

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