Release Date: October 18, 2023
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Artificial intelligence has the potential to drastically alter education systems.
It can provide students personalized learning experiences and instantaneous feedback, as well as deliver data to teachers on how to better engage students and improve curriculum.
But there are concerns, everything from students using AI to write essays, unintentional bias within AI programs, and job loss among teachers.
These topics and more will be discussed Thursday at Grand Island Central School District during the second installment of UB | AI Chat Series, “Advancing Education with Responsible AI.”
News media are invited to the panel discussion, as well as AI demonstrations and a poster session that will follow.
When: 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19.
Where: Grand Island Senior High School, 1100 Ransom Road, Grand Island, New York, 14072.
Best time for visuals: From 7-7:30 p.m., UB students will demonstrate AI programs and display posters that describe their work.
Who: The panel discussion will feature:
Suzanne Rosenblith, dean of the UB Graduate School of Education, will moderate the discussion. Brian Graham, superintendent of Grand Island Central School District will deliver a welcome address. And Venu Govindaraju, SUNY Distinguished Professor and UB vice president for research and economic development, will provide opening remarks.
Background: The two-year AI chat series will feature faculty-led and moderated discussions that explore how UB researchers from a wide variety of academic disciplines are harnessing artificial intelligence for the betterment of society.
It will spotlight significant new projects underway at UB such as the National AI Institute for Exceptional Education, which the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded with $20 million in January, as well as nearly $6 million in NSF-sponsored research to help older adults recognize and combat online scams and disinformation, among other endeavors.
The University at Buffalo has been a worldwide leader in artificial intelligence research and education for nearly 50 years. This includes pioneering work creating the world’s first autonomous handwriting recognition system, which the U.S. Postal Service and Royal Mail adopted to save billions of dollars. As New York’s flagship university, that legacy of innovation continues today. UB researchers are committed to using AI for social good, including developing new technology that addresses the shortage of speech-language pathologists in K-12 education, deepfakes, the need for improved medical imaging and more.