Prof. Wesley Wildman Featured in BU Today for AI Task Force

The following is an excerpt from BU Today’s article “AI Task Force Report Recommends Critical Embrace of Technology and Cautious Use of AI-Detector Apps” by Doug Most, featuring Professor of Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics Wesley Wildman, published on April 11, 2024. 

The headlines have been blaring, with new ones coming every day: “AI Will Shake Up Higher Ed: Are Colleges Ready?” and “From admissions to teaching to grading, AI is infiltrating higher education.” And this one, “Alarmed by A.I. Chatbots, Universities Start Revamping How They Teach.”

Love it, like it, or loathe it, artificial intelligence (AI) is here to stay. Responding to that reality, BU formed the Boston University AI Task Force in fall 2023 to examine the impact of generative AI tools “on education and research, and review existing policies adopted by BU schools, colleges, and other academic institutions.” It’s an exercise colleges across the country have undertaken as they seek to put in place guidelines and policies for a technology that is still new and still taking shape. Inside Higher Ed recently reported that of “universities making AI policies, nearly half of institutions (43 percent) are working with a third party to develop AI strategy, while 30 percent are working with peer institutions or networks and 22 percent are working with professional associations.”

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