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Anne Ruggles Gere joins advisory committee to explore applications of generative AI 

May 16, 2023

The Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) Advisory Committee will help guide the university through the new era of AI technology.


Anne Ruggles Gere, Co-Chair, Joint Program in English and Education; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor of Education, is among the 18 faculty, staff, and students who comprise the GAI, a newly-formed advisory committee that will recommend how the university should approach the evaluation, use, and development of emergent artificial intelligence tools and services.

“The emergence of programs such as ChatGPT has sparked concern throughout higher education institutions in recent months,” reports Katie Kelton in The University Record. “While some educators point to the benefits of using generative AI as a learning tool, there also is concern that students can use these platforms to plagiarize essays and other coursework.” 

Laurie McCauley, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, is a co-sponsor of the committee. She told the Record

“We quickly understood the need to grapple with the educational impact of generative artificial intelligence technology and its application. With an impressive reserve of faculty expertise on GAI, U-M is positioned to take a proactive approach to analyze the opportunities and hazards of GAI in academia.” 

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Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor Emerita, Marsal Family School of Education; Professor Emerita of English Language and Literature, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor