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ChatGPT Under the Hood: Generative AI in Education

February 29 @ 3:10 pm - 4:00 pm

Hybrid Hybrid Event

In this session, we’ll discuss the imperative to regulate AI in education, navigate emerging challenges in digital technologies, and explore both the potential and limitations of Generative AI tools, particularly in fostering creativity. Privacy and copyright concerns related to AI-generated content will be addressed, along with insights into recommender systems for personalized learning experiences. The session will also touch on conceptual blending and the importance of common sense in optimizing AI’s educational contributions. 


Dr. Ashraf Gaffar has been working with AI for the last 25 years. His research includes creating large data corpuses (repositories) and structuring and encoding them using different formal methods including AI and non-AI techniques. He has been working with ChatGPT since its inception in 2017. He built several AI systems for multiple enterprises including Honeywell, Deutsche Bank, Mayo Clinic, and General Motors. He received multiple academic and industrial awards for his work including Superior Academic Achievement and two SAP MVP awards, and currently has 5 US patents. Dr. Gaffar is a Teaching Professor at Iowa State University and is a certified project manager (PMP) since 2008.

Dr. Mohamed Selim is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Known for his dedication and excellence in teaching,  Dr. Selim was honored with the ISU Early Achievement in Teaching Award for his outstanding contributions in Teaching in 2021. This recognition followed his receipt of the College of Engineering’s Early Achievement in Teaching Award in 2020, further attesting to his consistent excellence in education. Beyond his teaching prowess, Dr. Selim serves as a lead co-PI for the ARA living lab, an NSF funded project.

If you need a reasonable accommodation, you may find more information on the University Human Resources Disability Accommodation page. For graduate student assistants and undergraduate students, please get in touch with Student Accessibility Services.

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February 29
3:10 pm - 4:00 pm
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