Food for Thought Module 1: What’s Worth Learning Now? Education and A.I.


Dive into a captivating discussion probing the boundaries between human and machine abilities. Join us to ponder the uncharted territories: Can computers ever replicate all that makes us human? Explore the virtues worth cultivating amidst automation, the skills that safeguard our uniqueness, and the collaborative realms where education propels human flourishing in synergy with technology.

Even if Chat GPT isn’t quite the educational apocalypse that some may have feared, we may still feel haunted by the impending rise of artificial intelligence that can take on a wide range of roles-from writing, to coding and beyond. If we can hand off so much to machines, what still remains for us to do and to learn? How do the new technologies lead us to rethink our place in this world, especially in the university: Do we seek a new cutting edge collaboratively with machines?  Revisit ancient wisdom and/or focus on the things that we only can do?  Join us as we reflect on how a university education might prepare us for flourishing within this brave new world.

Can you identify which of these descriptions was written by a human? Join us for dinner on four Wednesday evenings as we reflect together on the future of education in the Age of ChatGPT.

Dates: Wednesdays, September 13, 20, and 27, and October 4.

Time: Dinner is available at 5:45pm, with discussion running from 6:00 PM–7:00 PM.

Location: Seminar Room M20, Harrison College House, University of Pennsylvania

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Wednesday October 4th, 2023 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM