Winter 2022 updates from Dawson AI
As we wind down the Winter term, the DawsonAI Initiative would like to share some final announcements for the year, and celebrate the work and contributions of the 2021-22 A.I. Fellows.
New Teaching Community of Practice Portfolios
The portfolios of the 2021-2022 class of the Dawson A.I.-themed teaching Community of Practice are now available on our website:
There is a deep well of ideas and resources there from 6 faculty members, which you are free to explore and take inspiration from if you are interested in incorporating A.I.-themed material in your own courses. This year’s cohort of portfolios includes:
Sarah Allen – Humanities/Philosophy – A.I. and Social Media Literacy
Andrew Katz – English – Writing an A.I.-Themed Story for Kids
Michel Fournier-Simard – Political Science – Algorithmic Policing
Patricia Campbell – Computer Science – Exploring Machine Learning on an Internet of Things Edge Cluster
Daniel Goldsmith – Humanities – A.I. and the Future of Spirituality
Kasia Wolfson – Anthropology – Seeing is Not Believing: Visual Literacy in the Age of A.I.
New Fellows for the 2022-2023 Teaching Community of Practice
We would also like to announce the A.I.-themed Teaching CoP incoming class! There are 5 new Fellows for next year, interested in working on 4 curricular projects:
A.I. Revelations in Health Sciences
Annie-Hélène Samson — Biology
Yoon-Seo Uh –Chemistry
AI and Psychology
Caroline Chochol – Psychology
Exploring and Conveying the Societal Impact of Bias in AI
James Bodzay – Computer Science
Natural Language Processing, Communications Technology, and the Epistemology of Crowd-sourcing
Brian Redekopp – Philosophy/Humanities
Symposium at SALTISE
Fellows from both the Teaching and Research Communities of Practice — Sarah Allen (Humanities/Philosophy), Andrew Katz (English), and Victor Ponce (Computer Science) — along with Dawson A.I. coordinators Joel Trudeau and Robert Stephens will be hosting a symposium at this year’s SALTISE conference, on Thursday June 2, 3:45-5:00pm, entitled A.I. in the Active Learning Classroom.
NovaScience Grant Collaboration with AI Launch Lab
DawsonAI and AI Launch Lab are proud to announce another exciting opportunity for Dawson students to learn AI through hands-on workshops that will take place on Saturdays this summer. One of the goals is to explore ways of connecting this student enrichment experience with program curriculum across disciplines as the partnership evolves. The program was offered in Fall 2021 as a pilot. In this iteration, with financial support from the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation’s NovaScience grant, we will be able to offer 6 more cohorts and 2 conferences over the next 2 years where students can present projects and other learning outcomes.