Faculty Book Club: Feb 2024

Part 1: Understanding Generative AI

Main Text

Dobrin, S. (2023). “Preface & Part I: Understanding Generative AI.” AI and Writing.

Supplemental Material

  • Article: Goodlad, L. (2023). Editor's Introduction: Humanities in the Loop. Critical AI, 1 (1-2). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/2834703X-10734016 - this is the first editorial for the Duke journal Critical AI. It places critical AI studies in a larger context of AI development and humanities & social science based discourses around society and technology. Great read and very thought-provo
  • Blog: Furze, L. (2023). ChatGPT in Education: Back to Basics. – brief and to-the-point explanation of AI, large language models (LLMs), and ChatGPT. It’s a quick read, maybe 5 minutes, and it includes some great visuals and examples.
  • Blog: Wolfram, S. (2023). What Is ChatGPT Doing … and Why Does It Work?an in-depth explanation of how ChatGPT works, with lots of great illustrations. This will take a moment to read, but it’s worth it.
  • Video: Fong, J. (2023). AI can do your homework. Now what? (17:02 min.) – informative overview of some of the major issues around Generative AI(GenAI) and education by Jessica Fong on Vox.com.

March 29: Part 2