Reddit I/AmA with CDS Prof. Wesley Wildman
BU philosopher, theologian, and ethicist Dr. Wesley Wildman will be on Reddit I/AmA Monday, February 27 from 12-2pm ET.
In this live Q&A, he will discuss the ethics and pedagogy of AI text generation in the educational process. This conversation will be open to a broad array of questions from the general public, ranging from what kinds of policies are possible for managing AI text generation in educational settings to the ethics of using tools for detecting AI-generated text. Dr. Wildman will also share his expertise on developing policies for handling ChatGPT and other AI text generators in the context of university course assignments.
Dr. Wildman will address these questions and more:
- What kinds of policies are possible for managing AI text generation in educational settings?
- What do students most need to learn about AI text generation?
- Does AI text generation challenge existing ideas of cheating in education?
- Will AI text generation harm young people’s ability to write and think?
- What do you think is the optimal policy for managing AI text generation in university contexts?
- What are the ethics of including or banning AI text generation in university classes?
- What are the ethics of using tools for detecting AI-generated text?
- How did you work with students to develop an ethical policy for handling ChatGPT?
What is Reddit I/Ama?
Reddit, a massive online community home to user-led discussions on every topic imaginable, bills itself as “the front page of the internet.” The site gets over 430 million unique visitors per month . Reddit AMAs (which stands for “Ask Me Anything”)—whether they’re timed around the news cycle or simply focused on a topic of great general interest—are Q&As designed to bring an authority on a subject to a community of interested people. It’s an organic, engaging, and fun way to increase awareness of your work, your research, and Boston University.
Connect with Dr. Wildman on Monday, February 27 from 12-2pm ET and join the ChatGPT conversation. Read the "Why ChatGPT Is Both Exciting and Unsettling for Students, Faculty" BU Today story.