Faculty: Register for Artificial Intelligence Mini-Conference

OXFORD, Miss. – Faculty at the University of Mississippi are encouraged to attend a free, virtual, three-hour conference from noon to 3 p.m. April 8 that will introduce the new Southeastern Conference Artificial Intelligence consortium, with roles for faculty of all levels of experience.

 See additional information below and visit this page to register.

Purpose: Artificial intelligence is becoming an important tool in every discipline. This workshop will provide faculty with an introduction to the new SEC AI Consortium; an orientation on integrating AI into any department, discipline or major; and time for discussion within disciplinary breakout groups about current and future opportunities to add AI to existing curricula.

Tentative Agenda

Noon-12:15 p.m. Welcome and introduction to SEC AI Consortium and conference

12:15-12:45 p.m. Ned Finkle, NVIDIA vice president of external affairs: The impact of AI across all fields in science and society, and higher education’s role in addressing the nation’s AI workforce needs

12:45-1:15 p.m. Invited speakers from the SEC AI Committee on Curriculum and Academics

  • Computer Programming is not an impediment to AI education; Diego Alvarado, University of Florida
  • Interdisciplinary BS in Data Science degree; Mimmo Parisi, Mississippi State University
  • AI Education: Filling in Curricular Gaps; Dania Bilal, University of Tennessee

1:15-1:20 p.m. Break

1:20-2:30 p.m. Facilitated discussion in breakout groups by general area/discipline

  • AI in the Humanities
  • AI in the Social Sciences
  • AI in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • AI in Business
  • AI in Engineering
  • AI in Agriculture
  • AI in Health and Medicine
  • AI in Education
  • AI in the Arts
  • AI in the Life Sciences
  • Law and Policy of AI
  • Ethics and Accessibility in AI
  • AI in Architecture and Building Science/Construction Management

2:30-3 p.m. Recommendations from breakout groups and next steps