PDA Event: An Endless Game of Catch-Up: Exploring the Impact of ChatGPT on Research and Learning in Higher Education

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion on the impact of ChatGPT on libraries and higher education. Our panelists will begin by providing a foundational overview of what ChatGPT is, the basics of language models, and how these models are trained. They will explore the implications of this technology as well as the need to educate students and faculty on what this tool does. Special attention will be paid to the opportunities and ethical considerations surrounding the use of AI in higher education. As this technology rapidly evolves, it will be critical for libraries to get ahead of the discussion and understand how AI will shape conversations about information privilege and access in the years to come. There will also be a Q & A period at the end of the discussion. Please send your questions to by July 17.

Dr. Maggie Melo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science
Lauren McAdams, Baton Rouge Community College
Dr. Derrick Cogburn, American University
Dr. Ray Pun, Alder Graduate School of Education

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