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Resource page accompanying EdComm Event held on 15th June 2023 in FAB

University Guidance

A good place to start is Education Policy and Gudidance (EPQ) landing page on Academic Integrity and Artificial IntelligenceLink opens in a new window 

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Our four presenters were asked to provide materials to accompany/supplement their contributions:

Speakers' submissions

Opportunities and Risks of AI in Education: Findings from five years of including AI in the classroom
Isabel Fischer - Warwick Business School

Fischer, I. 2023, "Evaluating the ethics of machines assessing humans The case of AQA: An assessment organisation and exam board in England." Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases, opens in a new window

Fischer, I., Beswick, C. and Newell, S. 2021, "Rho AI – Leveraging artificial intelligence to address climate change : financing, implementation and ethics" Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases, 11, 2, 110-116, opens in a new window


Link to skills that can be taught using GenAI: opens in a new window

Link pedagogic paradigm 4.0 - how to develop own AI tools: opens in a new window

Link open WIHEA working group:

AI: An Immigrant
Dragan Todorovic - Warwick Writing Programme, SCAPVC

[some preliminary probing]

  1. AI is an immigrant. Like all immigrants, it is learning the language we speak, and we are treating it mostly as someone who is coming to take our jobs. We are paying much less attention to what are the skills this immigrant has, what can it do for us, not against us.
  2. So far, AI has proven capable to diagnose cancer where human doctors don’t, to come up with a new form of antibiotic, successful against MRSA and other resistant types of bacteria. On the other hand, I have already heard of the UK magazine that intends to keep only commentators and use AI for any news reporting. So the situation is complex. I don’t think it is particularly useful to talk about AI only from the perspective of this terrible Something that will annihilate us. I am also afraid of what would happen if the AI legislation leads to AI portals being available only to the elites. That would produce unimaginable inequalities.
  3. Part of the fascination with AI comes from the fact that it is skilful in using language, often speaking much better English than people working on it. Harari and some other influencers are instigating panic about it, as in ‘language is the code of the human civilisation and now robots have the key—we are doomed’. But I think the whole history of civilisation is a long march towards communication. We have already made our fridges talk to our stores—why is AI causing such panic?...
  4. …Because it is illuminating how banal our communication is. Try to have AI write something artistic for you and it is respecting the basic rules of the trade, but it makes something very banal. And that mirror is highly disturbing. We are placing such values on some packages of expression: expression of love, loyalty, and legal statements. Now we are seeing that these are all just Lego blocks that can be easily produced. We have known this in theory, but now we are seeing them produced by robots. And THAT is scary because suddenly we see that the whole structure we have built is a soap bubble.
  5. But: what is art but a mirror? Can we not use another one?
  6. Let’s use AI to take a better look at ourselves. How far dare we dream? For example: If we want to travel to the stars, we will have to abandon our bodies. Can we imagine such a future, with autonomous units with all our values built in, but capable of reaching the places we can’t and bringing us the knowledge we don’t have? While, of course, we are developing new weapons and waging wars, training for the final showdown against AI.

Tim White - Theatre and Performance Studies, SCAPVC

This presentation is an early fork of a paper to be given at IFTR 2023 in Ghana, July 2023

[Abstract] Things may be in abeyance in the metaverse and whatever small ransom is required to enter this as yet nascent virtual realm, the prospect of paying via cryptocurrency seems diminishingly unlikely. Stepping up to the plate to fill the void in our future imaginings is the coming of age of artificial intelligence, presaged both by giddy anticipation and grave admonitions. No significant processing power may have been expended in settling on the name ChatGPT, yet within months it is reckoned to have authored content across a broad swathe of activities considered the preserve of specialists. Perhaps we are experiencing belated regret that we were not more vociferous when they came for the loom workers, the switchboard operators or any others displaced by automation. Perhaps we can overlook the irony that software has been developed to detect non-human authorship. Perhaps, not unreasonably, one might struggle with such singular prose written to distinguish itself from the product of computational aggregation and assimilation. In this paper I intend to audit, analyse and assess the growing adoption of artificial intelligence within the practice and teaching of new media. This will embrace tools and workflows as well as the ensuing results, considering the consequences, intended or otherwise. The narratives of new efficiencies and convenience will be considered against the risks to existing notions of creativity and employment, across a range of art forms and the terms by which they might be evaluated.

DALL-E mini - code - opens in a new window

DALL-E mini explained - opens in a new window

Craiyon - web interface for DALL-E mini - https://www.craiyon.comLink opens in a new window

Adobe Firefly - opens in a new window

On GPT Temperature setting - opens in a new window

On AI Hallucination - opens in a new window

ChatGPT - opens in a new window

Artificial Intelligencee and Artificial Awards - opens in a new window

Information on The Alan Turing Institute
Rebecca Silver, Research & Impact Services

Turing Ways to Engage

•Join interest groups: Ai & Arts, Media in a Digital Age, Computer Vision for Digital Heritage, Digital Humanities.

•Sign up to focused news info.

•Opportunities to engage , Programmes (12) events and open calls, Researcher opportunities

•Meet collaborators

•Connect with your Turing Liaison and DS&AI ecosystem

•open funding calls (Turing Fellow open call this month)

•Access to Workshops, Seminars events

University Partner Network events summer 2023 opens in a new window

Partner Network Event – online 29th June opens in a new window

Info Academics, together with teachers and the educational industry will explore how to frame a partnership for data sharing and educational AI applications to support language and literacy and improve outcomes in the UK state school sector.

Examples Arts and upcoming Events

Andre Piza and Drew Hemmet is one of the Driving forces behind Ai & Arts: opens in a new window. Professor Robert O’Toole is join on behalf of Warwick

Please see the videos, info links and pages : opens in a new window How can AI-arts collaborations solve societal challenges, How can the arts augment and help to answer questions for AI, How can AI and data science techniques reveal a painting’s creative process, Visual AI Heritage Research, Handwriting Recognition, Semantic image

Warwick Hosted in Somerset House A celebration of Ada Lovelace and the Digital Connections Festival in March both fully funded for access with The Turing and Warwick Data: opens in a new window and opens in a new window

Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 6th July
About the event: Hosted by comedian Susan Morrison, and now in its eleventh year, CoDI is ninety minutes of rapid-fire research from some of the finest minds in the country.

Wake up Sheeple: Unravelling the Sock Matrix - Anna George

The algorithm will sentence you now! - Cari Hyde-Vaamonde

Feeling the AI fear? - Michael Katell

ChatGPT is coming for our jobs! AI faked Drake! Well, there’s good news: The bad news is not what you think it is. The fear is by design. It’s the point!

Search the Podcasts opens in a new window opens in a new window Turing, NPL and BSI, HM Government


[From Kim Robinson - EPQ]

Generative Artificial Intelligence tools and academic integrity - News ( opens in a new window

Academic Integrity and Artificial Intelligence ( opens in a new window

[From Lee Griffin, WMG]
AI and Academic Integrity - An Update 13th June
Link to Teams AI groupLink opens in a new window