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University of Kentucky has new guidelines for use of AI in research, classrooms and clinical settings

The University of Kentucky's ADVANCE team meets twice a month to discuss the use of AI in research, classrooms and clinical settings.
Mark Cornelison
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University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky's ADVANCE team meets twice a month to discuss the use of AI in research, classrooms and clinical settings.

The University of Kentucky has new guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence. Trey Conatser is the director of UK’s Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching. He said generative AI has a lot of potential power for research, but poses many questions about ethics, proper use, and accuracy.

“We're advising folks to check with their particular areas of expertise. But we're also outlining some high-level areas to be aware of, such as potential for inaccuracy or accuracy.”

Conatser said AI in research also poses challenges in the areas of data privacy, integrity and intellectual property. He said there’s a common theme in the school’s guidelines for the use of AI in research, classrooms and clinical settings.

“That's how we have to approach it, as if it's not the source of truth, but rather a source of ideas that we then have the responsibility to verify, to check to use other methods that augment generative AI.”

Conatser co-chairs the school’s ADVANCE team, which consists of more than 30 people from across campus and meets every two weeks to discuss the best ways to use AI.

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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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