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Artificial Intelligence: Readings and Resources

AI-Aware Teaching and Assignment Design

Conceptualizing AI

Getting a grip on ChatGPT | Inside Higher Ed - May 2023

What is Artificial Intelligence? | IBM

ChatGPT is a Blurry JPEG of the Web | The New Yorker - February 2023

  • a viewpoint on generative AI that can help us understand its relationship to pre-existing content on the internet that it was trained on.

AI and Academia: The End of the Essay? (video)

  • Dan Lametti, a psycholinguist who teaches at Acadia University, explains the concepts behind AI in an understandable and engaging way.

Suspicion, Cheating, and Bans: A.I. Hits America's Schools | The Daily (podcast episode)

Greetings, People of Earth | This American Life (podcast episode)

Concerns About AI

Turnitin’s AI Detector: Higher-Than-Expected False Positives | Inside Higher Ed - June 2023

Language Models are Few-Shot Learners | on - v.4, July 2020

The Carbon Footprint of Machine Learning Training Will Plateau, Then Shrink | on - April 2022

Sustainable AI: Environmental Implications, Challenges and Opportunities | on - v.2, January 2022

On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots: Can Language Models Be Too Big? | March 2021

  • This paper by Emily M. Bender, Timnit Gebru, Angelina McMillan-Major, and Margaret Mitchell was published long before the current intense conversation about AI, but is worth a read, because it lays out concerns about the very development of this type of model and what it can be used for.

The Carbon Footprint of ChatGPT | Towards Data Science - December 2022

OpenAI Used Kenyan Workers on Less Than $2 Per Hour: Exclusive | Time - January 2023

Teaching AI Ethics

  • This post covers the questions of AI ethics from the simple to the complex, and can be adapted to students or colleagues at numerous levels of understanding.

ChatGPT: US lawyer admits using AI for case research


ChatGPT | Zotero

  • This community-maintained shared Zotero library is constantly being added to as new materials are published.


  • This AI tool directory can help you get to know what's out there, and at what price point. Take with a grain of salt, however! Apps can make their way onto this list without being proven or vetted.

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