Generative AI Workshops
Welcome to the Innovation Center’s AI Series
Discover the world of AI in the Innovation Center’s first AI Workshop series. In this first workshop, we will build the foundation by exploring AI’s origins, and gain insight into its potential future developmets. We will address critical issues like AI’s quality, its racial and gender biases, as well as other ethical considerations surrounding its use.
Past Event: Thursday, September 14th, 3 pm
ChatGPT 101: AI Workshop for Beginners
This week’s fast-paced AI workshop kickstarts ChatGPT. We’ll showcase real-life examples of how ChatGPT boosts productivity while discussing potential pitfalls like generating inaccurate information. Moreover, we’ll explore various ethical concerns surrounding AI-generated content, such as intellectual property in the age of AI.
Past Event: Thursday, September 21st , 3:30 pm
Mastering Your Conversations with AI: Prompt Engineering
In this 60-minute online workshop, we will delve into the art of prompt writing to better communicate with AI in educational settings. The session covers the basics of prompt engineering and its practical use cases. Participants will engage in hands-on exercises to craft effective prompts that optimize AI responses for learning and productivity. Attendees will learn techniques to craft effective prompts, optimize AI responses, and develop creative and even playful approaches to harness the power of AI to enhance their own productivity and learning experiences for their students. By the end, attendees will be better prepared to leverage AI’s growing role in education through skilled prompt engineering.
Past Event: Tuesday, September 26th, 3:30 pm
Mastering Midjourney Prompts
This week’s AI workshop will dive into the world of Midjourney! We will look at the fundamentals of Midjourney’s capabilities, such as set-up and the art of correct prompting. Additionally, we will gain insights into navigating crucial ethical concerns surrounding issues such as fake news generation and intellectual property.
Past Event: Thursday, September 28th, 3:30pm
AI and Academic Integrity: Challenges and Limitations of Plagiarism Detection Systems
In this session, educators will explore the challenges and opportunities of AI detection in educational settings. We’ll examine the effectiveness and limitations of current solutions and discuss ethical considerations, focusing on strategies to identify AI-generated content.
Past Event: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2:30 pm
Advanced Image Generation with Stable Diffusion
This week’s AI workshop will add another AI image generator to our repertoire: Stable Diffusion. We will discuss the distinctive benefits of this generative AI, including its public and free code that facilitates greater control and experimentation. To conclude our exploration of AI image generation, we’ll also compare Stable Diffusion, Midjourney, and Dalle.
Past Event: Thursday, October 5th, 3:30pm
AI and the Adobe Suite
This week’s quick AI workshop will explore Adobe’s brand new AI expansions. Starting in an overview of the enhancements across various programs, we’ll dive into Adobe Firefly, the AI for Photoshop. From generative fills to text-to-image capabilities, we’ll explore its features, while also addressing ethical considerations and potential challenges.
Past Event: Thursday, October 12th, 3:30 pm
Teaching with Generative AI: Faculty Stories
In this workshop attendees will hear firsthand accounts from pioneering educators who have integrated generative AI technologies into their teaching or research practices. These faculty members will share their experiences, discussing successful practices and challenges they faced when introducing AI-powered tools into their classrooms. Each session will feature 1 – 2 faculty members.
Past Event: Tuesday, October 17th, 4:00pm
Build your own beginner-friendly Machine Learning program
In the grand finale of the AI series, we will create our own Machine Learning program. We will first get a basic understanding of ML by looking at various real-life examples, their benefits and challenges. Next, in a follow-along tutorial we’ll record, label, and train our own data using Teachable Machine. No prior knowledge is required.
Past Event: Thursday, October 19th, 3:30 pm
Exploring Ethical Questions: The Role of AI in Higher Education and Society
The rapid acceleration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies is reshaping various sectors, and higher education is no exception. While AI offers unprecedented opportunities for enhancing teaching, learning, and research, it also raises pressing ethical questions that require urgent attention. This interactive workshop aims to explore the ethical dimensions of AI in higher education, focusing on critical issues like privacy, fairness, inclusivity, and authentic learning experiences.
Past Event: Thursday, October 26th, 3:30 pm