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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to revolutionize many aspects of human life. Looking forward, leaders must be prepared to ensure that AI contributes positively to the quality of life for people and for society. As AI expands into new domains, academic, business, and government leaders are grappling with its implications in terms of regulation, liability, marketability and the potential psychological, social, economic, and ecological effects of AI and human interaction.

In the Fall of 2022, the College of Liberal Arts launched a new bachelor of arts (BA) in Artificial Intelligence through its Department of Philosophy. Developed in partnership with the College of Science's bachelor of science in AI, the BA in AI educates students to ask questions about the nature of intelligence, how machines influence humans, and what constitutes responsible technology. They also will consider the ethical principles that should guide the development and implementation of rapidly emerging technologies. A cluster hire of eight tenure track faculty across multiple disciplines will further support the teaching and scholarship in artificial intelligence within the College of Liberal Arts.

Read more about the major in Artificial Intelligence here.

The major in Artificial Intelligence is an outcome of the Lilly Endowment grant, Leading Ethically in the Age of AI and Big Data. To stimulate discussion in classrooms, businesses, and among individuals, The College developed a series of videos on tech ethics from some of the country's leading scholars from the renowned "Father of the Internet," Vint Cerf, to emerging thought leaders on the topic. Learn more about AI and its implications here.