Show It Off! Showcase Your Artificial Intelligence

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Brief Abstract

Tour an AI showcase and explore online resources you can use to create your own interactive AI display or course module.  Dive into ethical and moral dilemmas around AI applications as our team of a business ethics professor, instructional designer, and IT administrator guide you through this workshop.


Lisa Burke is the director of the St. Thomas E-learning and Research (STELAR) group at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota’s largest private university.
Glori Hinck DC, EdD is an instructional designer/technologist for the University of St. Thomas E-Learning and Research Center (STELAR) in Minneapolis, MN. This role involves online and blended course design and development as well as faculty development and support related to academic technologies and online learning. Glori earned an MET and EdD in educational technology and a certificate in online teaching through Boise State University and a certificate in instructional technology from the College of St. Scholastica. For her doctoral dissertation she studied quality assurance in online MBA programs. Glori has over a decade of teaching experience, both online and face-to-face, and has created and taught a wide variety of courses from physiology and chiropractic technique to social media professionalism and online course design. Glori is also professional development faculty for OLC.

Extended Abstract

There is currently a great deal of hype, hope, and fear surrounding artificial intelligence and its application to our society.  How do we deal with the abundance of misperceptions, misunderstandings, and lack of knowledge around AI and the technologies it encompasses?  In this session we will focus on a central question.  In light of the multifaceted nature in which AI intersects with higher education, how do we begin to build a baseline understanding and prepare our stakeholders to implement and integrate AI?   

Initial Steps 
The first step is recognition that AI exists and has the potential to disrupt the higher education industry.  We will begin this session by describing what our institution is currently doing to increase our understanding of AI and its applications and to share this knowledge with stakeholders across the university.  

Our eLearning and Research Center has created an AI Showcase housed in the library.  While this showcase has a physical presence, the rotating exhibits are cloud-based and the associated resource site is shared in Canvas.  Session participants will be taken on a virtual tour of the showcase and will be given access to the Canvas site.  Current interactive exhibits include Seeing AI, Machine Learning & Pose Estimation, Quick, Draw, Watson Tutor, and Sentiment Analysis.  The AI resource site expands on the information housed in the showcase and includes additional resources and information around AI, ethical issues, and development resources.  We will also share highlights from a recent AI and Human Flourishing Conference presented by our business college and will demonstrate how select engineering and psychology courses are embedding AI into pedagogy.

Plan YOUR AI Showcase
The AI applications noted above are just a few of the possibilities.  What applications might your showcase highlight?  What are your institutions' strengths and limitations? In this session you will use your mobile device in an explore-pair-share activity choosing one or more AI applications to investigate.  In this process you will consider potential ethical dilemmas and unconscious biases that are introduced when using AI.  Below are just a few of the options you can choose to explore: 
•    Google AI Experiments
•    Project DeepMoji- an MIT project designed to help teach AI about emotions 
•    MyGoodness- A game about charity dilemmas
•    MoralMachine- explore the morality of decisions made by self-driving cars

Report Back to the Group and Facilitated Discussion
Following your exploration, your group will report back to the larger group.  What applications will your AI showcase include and why did you make the selections you did?  What resources would you need to realize your showcase? As educators, what else can/should we do moving forward?  As AI becomes more pervasive, how do we address moral and ethical dilemmas? How do we recognize the areas most in need of development?

Participants will
•    Use their mobile devices to explore AI applications and participate in a pair-share activity
•    Discuss applicability/feasibility/usefulness/morality of AI activities

Participants will be able to:
•    Choose AI applications for a showcase, resource site, or course
•    Discuss the applicability, feasibility, and usefulness of AI activities in higher education
•    Discuss moral and ethical dilemmas of AI applications

•    Google AI Experiments   
•    DeepMoji  This o
•    MyGoodness 
•    Moral Machine
•    IBM Watson Education 
•    Seeing AI 
•    Quick, Draw!