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The Office of Distance Learning will facilitate two webinars to explore the technology behind ChatGPT and its implications within higher education. ChatGPT is a generative language model that has been making headlines for its ability to generate human-like text.

The first webinar "Understanding ChatGPT and Generative AI," will provide an introduction to ChatGPT and other generative AI technologies. This webinar will cover the basics of how these models work and some of the potential applications of this technology.

The second webinar, "How ChatGPT Could Impact Higher Ed: A Cross-Disciplinary Panel," will feature a panel from across campus discussing the ways in which ChatGPT could be used in higher education. This webinar will explore a variety of topics, including how ChatGPT could be used to support teaching and learning, the ethical considerations associated with using AI in education, and the potential impact of this technology on academic research.

Both webinars will be held live via Zoom. Registration is open at SignUpGenius.

Understanding ChatGPT and Generative AI 
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 
Presenters: Dr. Arun Lakhotia, Computer Science; Dr. Vijay Raghavan, Computer Science; Dr. Anthony Maida, Computer Science; Blake Lemoine, UL Alumnus and former Google engineer

How ChatGPT Could Impact Higher Ed: A Cross-Disciplinary Panel 
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday, April 3
Presenters: Dr Latasha Holt, Educational Curriculum and Instruction; Dr. Taylor Clement, English; Dr. Colleen Wolverton, Management; Dr. Justin Fontenot, Nursing; Dr. Jonathan Kulp, Music & Performing Arts