9 episodes

Welcome to " AI in Academia: Navigating the Future," a podcast where the realms of higher education and artificial intelligence converge. Hosted by two colleagues at Bentley University, a faculty member studying AI and the Director of Academic Technologies, this series explores the multifaceted impacts, risks, and growing opportunities of AI in the world of academia.
Each episode, we invite a guest to discuss topics around AI that shape teaching, learning, research, and academic administration. From ethical considerations to technological breakthroughs, our discussions will span the gamut of AI's influence in academiaProduced by:Gaurav ShahNoah GiansiracusaSteve Salina

AI in Academia: Navigating the Future Professor Noah Giansiracusa and Gaurav Shah

    • Education

Welcome to " AI in Academia: Navigating the Future," a podcast where the realms of higher education and artificial intelligence converge. Hosted by two colleagues at Bentley University, a faculty member studying AI and the Director of Academic Technologies, this series explores the multifaceted impacts, risks, and growing opportunities of AI in the world of academia.
Each episode, we invite a guest to discuss topics around AI that shape teaching, learning, research, and academic administration. From ethical considerations to technological breakthroughs, our discussions will span the gamut of AI's influence in academiaProduced by:Gaurav ShahNoah GiansiracusaSteve Salina

    Episode 8: Janelle Estes and Sarah Pagliaccio

    Episode 8: Janelle Estes and Sarah Pagliaccio

    Janelle Estes and Sarah Pagliaccio, lecturers in Experience Design at Bentley University, join us to discuss the role of AI in user research and design. Topics include strategies and approaches for teaching with AI in the classroom, how gen AI can be considered as a junior intern for UX professionals, how it can help make room for higher order learning and thinking, how we can probe to reduce hallucinations, and the role of AI in designing with empathy.

    • 48 min
    Episode 7: Jennifer Xu

    Episode 7: Jennifer Xu

    Jennifer Xu, professor of Computer Information Systems at Bentley University, discusses how to teach AI to business students, the intellectual value of learning coding, the data needs of AI versus human brains, and why curiosity and empathy are paramount as we prepare for jobs of the future.

    • 41 min
    Episode 6: Fred Ledley

    Episode 6: Fred Ledley

    Fred Ledley, professor of Natural & Applied Sciences at Bentley University, discusses how today's AI grew out of the big data methods of computational biology from the past few decades, how AI is changing the way science is taught and researched, how it's paving the way for personalized medicine, what scientific research papers might look like in the future, and what chatbots do better than web search and what web search still offers that chatbots need to improve on.

    • 40 min
    Episode 5: Chris Beneke

    Episode 5: Chris Beneke

    Chris Beneke, professor of history at Bentley University, discusses how Bentley's university-wide first year seminar class dealt with AI disruptions, what teaching AI and teaching sex ed have in common, how web search is evolving with AI, and how AI is forcing higher ed to confront some challenging questions around its mission and clarify its purpose.

    • 39 min
    Episode 4: Chase Cicchetti

    Episode 4: Chase Cicchetti

    Chase Cicchetti, Lecturer in Finance at Bentley University, discusses what happened when his students created their own class policy on AI, how generative AI sped up his research, how LLMs are poised to impact the finance industry, and what the biggest indicator was that some of his students used ChatGPT to write their essays.

    • 33 min
    Episode 3: Monica Garfield

    Episode 3: Monica Garfield

    Monica Garfield, Professor and Chair of the Computer Information Systems department at Bentley University, discusses the evolution of AI, low-code/no-code environments, how to prepare students for a rapidly changing workforce, the right way to teach prompt engineering, Bentley's new cross-disciplinary AI major, what other universities should be mindful of when building AI programs, and what research tasks AI is ready to help faculty with.

    • 28 min

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