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Season 8 | Episode 3

Creating Data Informed Campuses and Building AI for Higher Education

What impact will Generative AI have on Higher Education? This week’s guests tackle this question head on. Ravi Pendse and Bob Jones lead the development of ITS AI Services, a suite of AI tools that they believe makes the University of Michigan the first university anywhere to provide a custom AI platform for its entire community. In this episode of the Brave Technologist Podcast, they’ll discuss why they’re embracing GenAI (versus trying to ban it) with their students, and share some positive case studies they’ve already collected since their students have adopted U-M’s new AI tools.

Show Notes

In this episode of The Brave Technologist Podcast, we discuss:

  • Empowering the next generation of policymakers (students!)
  • Making AI accessible to everyone, and the importance of removing any barriers to its power
  • The right to privacy in AI, and how they’re creating solutions with security and personal privacy in mind
  • How to reduce fear mongering around AI and emerging technologies
  • Creating a “data informed” campus where humans are always in the loop

Guest List

The amazing cast and crew:

  • Ravi Pendse and Bob Jones - Information Technology and Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of Support Services

    Ravi Pendse is the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the University of Michigan. Bob Jones is the Executive Director of Support Services at University of Michigan. Together, they lead the development of ITS AI Services, a suite of AI tools that they believe makes the University of Michigan the first university anywhere to provide a custom AI platform for its entire community.

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Shedding light on the opportunities and challenges of emerging tech. To make it digestible, less scary, and more approachable for all!
Join us as we embark on a mission to demystify artificial intelligence, challenge the status quo, and empower everyday people to embrace the digital revolution. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, a curious mind, or an industry professional, this podcast invites you to join the conversation and explore the future of AI together.

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