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University of Kentucky Provost: AI committee's work could be transformative

University of Kentucky Provost Robert DiPaola chairs the UK ADVANCE Committee, which is studying the use -- and misuse -- of artificial intelligence.
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University of Kentucky Provost Robert DiPaola chairs the UK ADVANCE Committee, which is studying the use -- and misuse -- of artificial intelligence.

The University of Kentucky has formed a committee to examine the use of artificial intelligence programs – and make recommendations on how to handle it. It’s called the UK ADVANCE Committee and includes university experts in computer science, education, psychology, data analysis and other fields. Its chair is school Provost Dr. Bob DiPaola, who said they’ll study negatives – like plagiarism – and positives alike.

“The other end of the spectrum is the opportunities, the opportunities for many of our faculty, our staff and our students to do things better, you know, smarter, faster, and a number of different opportunities in that regard.”

ADVANCE is an acronym standing for Advancing Data Utilization for Value in Academia for National and Campuswide Excellence. The committee met for the first time June 7th, with biweekly and possible weekly meetings planned for the future. Members will also exchange data between meetings. DiPaola said he believes their work will be transformative.

“If we embrace this in the proper way, we pay attention to its potential usefulness and his value, and then we pay attention to limiting the misuse, bias and other problems that could occur. I think this is going to change a lot of what we do.”

DiPaola said the committee will share guidance with UK faculty, including how to tell if students are misusing programs like Chat GPT to write papers.

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John McGary is a Lexington native and Navy veteran with three decades of radio, television and newspaper experience.
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