Prof. Wesley Wildman featured in BU Today: Ethics of ChatGPT in the Classroom

The following is an excerpt from BU Today’s article “Why ChatGPT is Both Exciting and Unsettling for Students, Faculty” by Joel Brown, featuring Professor of Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics Wesley Wildman. Click here to read the full article.

BU data science class takes a first step toward crafting a strategy for dealing with the artificial intelligence model in the classroom

The 47 undergraduates in Wesley Wildman’s Data, Society and Ethics (CDS DS 380) class—the first ever—spent the last few weeks writing a blueprint for academic use of ChatGPT and similar artificial intelligence models, called the Generative AI Assistance (GAIA) Policy. They intend to follow it in the classroom and hope it will be a starting point as the University moves to deal with ChatGPT in the classroom.

“I was really proud of them,” says Wildman, a professor of philosophy, theology, and ethics and of computing and data sciences, who splits his time between the School of Theology and the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences. “They were articulate and strong in their beliefs.”

Photo by Jackie Ricciardi

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