Published: Feb. 23, 2023
Spring '23 Boulder AI Colloquium Series (Three Sessions)Norlin Sundial

Sponsored by the Boulder Faculty Assembly and the Office of Academic Affairs, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning

Given the explosion of interest in AI both within and outside academia, the Boulder faculty will be holding a series of colloquia this spring.  Invited faculty will give informal presentations and engage in open discussions of topics related to classroom uses (and abuses) of software such as ChatGPT, but topics are not limited to pedagogy, and we imagine presentations focused on faculty research areas, as well, for example, questions in philosophy, computer science, religious studies, and the arts.  All sessions will be held at the Center for Teaching & Learning in room E390 in the CASE Building. 

Fri, Mar 3 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT 

  • Shivakant Mishra, Professor, College of Engineering and Applied Science, Honor Code Advisory Board faculty - The Impact of AI and Cheating
  • Nathan Schneider, Assistant Professor, Media Studies - Governable Spaces for Accountable AI
  • Clayton Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science - Analogical reasoning in GPT-3

Tue, Mar 14 from 3:30 p.m-5:00 p.m. MT

  • Eliana Colunga, Associate Professor, Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Science - Human Language and the Lure of Chatbot Sentience
  • Benjamin Slater Hale, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies and Philosophy - "Danger, Will Manfredjinsinjin!": Generative AI and the Perils of the XK-Red-27 Technique
  • Sriram Sankaranarayanan, Associate Professor, Computer Science - Developing an Artificial Understanding of the World Around Us

Wed, Apr 5 from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. MT

  • Peter Foltz, ICS Faculty, Research Professor, Institute of Cognitive Science - Balancing the challenges and opportunities for using Large Language Models for improving Student Learning
  • Kai LarsenAssociate Professor, Information Management - The Implications of Generative A.I. (including ChatGPT) for Research into Human Behavior
  • Bill Penuel, Professor, Learning Sciences and Human Development - Preparing Future Students for A.I. in Academics
  • Julia Staffel, Associate Professor, Philosophy, College of Arts and Science - Teaching with ChatGPT: Against the Nuclear Option


These sessions will be meeting in the Center for Teaching & Learning, room E390. Feel free to attend all or just those that fit your schedule. Alternatively, you may tune in to the live stream and watch the event remotely via ZoomPlease note the Zoom chat will not be monitored.  These events are open to the public and in-person space is limited. RSVPing is optional but greatly appreciated if you plan to attend in person. For more information email Kirk Ambrose at