By Marcia Locke
MANHATTAN — Delve into the world of artificial intelligence to better understand the rising technology and its use in education at a free symposium Oct. 16-18 presented by Kansas State University and the Manhattan Public Library.
The three-day symposium, "AI and the Future: Exploring the Intersection of Language(s), Science and Ethics," features three keynote presentations and a variety of panels, lightning talks and hands-on workshops.
The event will be held at K-State's Hale Library, with two sessions at Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave. Session times, locations and RSVP links are available on the symposium webpage.
The keynote speakers are Alessandro Oltramari, senior research scientist at Bosch Research; Leilani Gilpin, assistant professor in computer science and engineering at the University of California Santa Cruz; Alberto Chimal, writer and professor of creative writing; and Raquel Castro, writer, journalist and cultural promoter.
The hands-on workshops include "Research with AI," "Experience AI Image Generation," "Copyright & AI: Do You Agree to the Terms and Conditions?," "Language Teaching in the Age of AI," "Experience AI Text Generation," and "Technical Writing—Resumes, Cover Letters and More with ChatGPT."
K-State's philosophy department will host a panel about ethics, and the Manhattan Public Library will host a Community Conversation, paneled by scholars in AI, computer science, philosophy and more. K-State's computer science and English departments will also host lightning talks.
Symposium collaborators include K-State's modern languages and computer science departments, the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, K-State Libraries and the Manhattan Public Library, with support from the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.