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AI and Academic Integrity

Some of the early conversation about generative AI in education was its affordances for cheating. There were scores of social media posts. Institutions held discussions about how much, if any, to invest in AI detection software. And several thinkpieces opined about the…

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AI, Higher Ed and the Hype Cycle

Is AI going to make our lives worse? An interesting study came out recently from Elon’s Imagining the Digital Future Center (Rainie and Husser 2024) that sort of asked that question, in relation to deep fakes (United States Government Accountability Office 2020) and politics…