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Atria University, Bangalore hosted a webinar conference titled “AI Systems in Higher Education – The Dynamics of Trust” on June 21, 2023. This event marked a groundbreaking discussion revolving around Artificial Intelligence as a transformative tool that empowers and enriches the educational experience, rather than being met with apprehension and dismissal.
Under the adept facilitation of Prof. Arkalgud Ramaprasad, Professor Emeritus from the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, an esteemed panel of experts shared their knowledge and firsthand experiences, sparking thought-provoking discussions. In this two-hour session, participants embarked on an insightful journey from micro to macro, delving into the various dimensions of this prescient topic. Together, their diverse insights serve as a strong base to formulate recommendations for policy and regulation.
The distinguished panellists included luminaries from diverse backgrounds:
Mr. Santosh Kanekar, Head of Atria Education
Dr. Santanu Chakraborty, Program Director, Life Sciences, Atria University
Dr. Helen Crompton, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching & Learning, Old Dominion University
Dr. T. Kishen Kumar Reddy, Pro Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad
Dr. Gopalkrishna H Joshi, Executive Director, Karnataka State Higher Education Council
Mr. Dulles Krishnan, Managing Director, Coursera (India)
Ms. Suchitra Kolluru, Director, Enterprise Channels, Microsoft
Dr. Ramkumar Rajendran, Assistant Professor, IDP in ET, IIT Bombay
Mr. Gopal Devanahalli, Group President, Strategy & Business Development, Manipal Education and Medical Group
Dr. Reeja S R, Professor-SCOPE & Programme Chair-MTSE, VIT-AP
Dr. Manjinder Kainth, CEO & Co-founder of Graide
Mr. Christoph Ebell, Founder NOMICA ESG Incentive Protocol
Dr. Baláz Bodó, Associate Professor, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam
The panellists shed light on the path toward incorporating AI systems into pedagogy. They emphasised trust as the cornerstone, advocating for an educational landscape that harnesses the potential of AI to elevate and enrich the learning experience. This conference aims to be a launching pad for a rigorous program of systematic research, policy, and practice on AI systems in higher education. By hosting this first in a series of webinars , Atria University is setting the agenda for statesman-like conversations around the rapidly increasing role of AI in Higher Education.
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