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Monday, 15 May

Launch of Research Week

A saviour or monster in our midst? AI in higher education

Panel members:
Mr. Wouter Klapwijk, Director: Information Technology Services, Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University
Prof. Dion Forster, Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology, Stellenbosch University
Prof. Michael Daramola, Head of Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Pretoria
Mr. Lennox Olivier, Blended Learning Coordinator, Stellenbosch University​

Time: 15h30 - 16h30

The emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) especially the latest tool, ChatGPT, has created a lot of buzz in various fields, and higher education is no exception. As universities continue to adopt AI technologies to improve research, teaching, student learning and administrative processes, there are growing concerns about the potential risks and ethical implications of these technologies.

​In this panel discussion, experts will explore the question: "Is AI a saviour or monster in our midst?" The panel will examine the benefits and drawbacks of AI in higher education and its impact on students, faculty, and society at large.

Important: The panel discussion will be held in the Stellenbosch University Library auditorium. It will also be live streamed via YouTube and not MS Teams. Those who wish to attend online will be sent a YouTube link to the event on the day. Please ignore the Teams link you will receive in the automated email.

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