Webinar: Towards Better Tools

Towards Better Tools: Shaping the Future of AI for the Arts and Design in Higher Education
Friday, April 5 at noon


As an a2ru member institution, UGA students, faculty, and staff are eligible for free registration.

a2ru, The Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) and the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) invite their shared communities to participate in a panel discussion envisioning more productive, equitable, and artful futures for the use of AI in arts and design higher education. In the midst of rapid technological development and the anxiety that attends these changes, how can academic and artistic leaders work collectively to proactively shape the continued development of these tools and their deployment in research, teaching and practice?

Moderated by Dr. Soul Brown, Director of Research at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), this discussion will look at ways to harness the existing strengths and potential of generative AI, while also addressing some of its challenges, particularly in regards to intellectual property and the perpetuation of bias. Panelists will include:

Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Director, Institute of Applied Creativity, Texas A&M University
Jutta Trevaranis, Director, Inclusive Design Resource Center, OCAD University
Caleb Weintraub, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and David Ondrik, Area Head of Photography, Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, Indiana University