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Artificial Intelligence

Here you'll find articles detailing new developments in artificial intelligence and how it's impacting higher education.


Tech Companies Announce Frontier Model Forum to Address Safe, Responsible AI Development

Anthropic, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI have partnered to launch the Frontier Model Forum to draw on the expertise of member companies to promote safety and responsibility in developing frontier AI models. They are calling for other companies to join them in this collective effort.

Educating the Next Generation in AI

What skills will students need for the workforce of the future in an age dominated by artificial intelligence? In addition to basic computer science, data competencies, and the mathematics and statistics behind AI and machine learning, there are a range of social impacts to consider: AI risk, ethics, privacy, questions of bias, etc. We spoke with Dakota State University President José-Marie Griffiths about how her institution is preparing students for careers in AI.

Anthology Introduces AI-Enabled Course Building and Student Success Features in Blackboard Learn

At its annual Anthology Together 2023 conference, Anthology introduced new features and products in Blackboard Learn, along with two new Intelligent Experiences. The company also announced it has adopted Microsoft's Azure Open AI to power its spectrum of higher education ed tech solutions.

Turnitin AI Detection Rates: 3.3% of 65M Papers Reviewed Were Flagged as Majority AI Writing

​Of the more than 65 million student papers reviewed for AI writing by Turnitin's detection tool since April, more than 2 million — or 3.3% of all papers reviewed — have been flagged as containing 80% or more AI-written text, according to a news release.

Why Data Is the Most Important Tool for a Higher Education Leader

Tech Tactics in Education speaker Jason Simon shares how colleges and universities can better utilize data to tackle existential challenges and move toward analytic maturity across the institution.

D2L Adds AI-Based Plagiarism Detection to Learning Platform

D2L has partnered with Copyleaks to integrate AI-based plagiarism detection into its D2L Brightspace learning platform.

Time for Class 2023 Report Shows Number One Faculty Concern: Preventing Student Cheating Via AI

Tyton Partners' 2023 annual report, "Time for Class: Bridging Student and Faculty Perspectives on Digital Learning," notes that the premier concern of higher education faculty is preventing student cheating, mainly from the use of generative AI. This was up from being their number 10 concern in 2022.

AI Tools in Education: Doing Less While Learning More

Here, Mark Frydenberg, a Distinguished Lecturer of Computer Information Systems and director of the CIS Sandbox at Bentley University, shares his experiences using AI in education.

Cypher Learning Introduces AI-Powered Copilot to Accomplish 80% of Gamified Course Creation in Minutes

Learning platform company Cypher Learning has announced its release of Copilot, which uses a customized AI strategy to do 80% of the work to create complete, gamified courses and competency aligned assessments in mere minutes, according to a release.

Trust and Transparency Are Key Factors When Using AI in Academia

Much can be learned from embracing artificial intelligence in the teaching and learning process. Here, two professors share their experiences using ChatGPT freely in the classroom.