Utah Tech University’s Human-Tech series to discuss the future of AI and humanity

Utah Tech University’s Human-Tech speaker series will explore the impact of artificial intelligence on society when University of Pittsburgh professor and author Jennifer Keating speaks in the series’ next installment.

Keating will deliver her presentation “AI & Humanity: Shaping the Future” at 4 p.m. on April 13 in the Zion Room, located on the fifth floor of Utah Tech’s Holland Centennial Commons. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

“Dr. Keating’s work on the impact of artificial intelligence on humans is timely and important,” Dr. Stephen Lee, dean of Utah Tech’s College of Humanities & Social Sciences, said. “Keating’s insights about AI engines like ChatGPT will help us craft our own university’s response to this complex phenomenon.”

Keating is a teaching professor and the writing in the disciplines specialist in the William S. Dietrich II Institute for Writing Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh. In collaboration with an artist and roboticist, she has designed and taught courses including Conflict and Technology and AI and Humanity.

Utah Tech’s Human–Tech speaker series is a collaboration between Utah Tech’s College of Humanities & Social Sciences and the Division of Academic Affairs. The series reflects on the relationship between technology and society that is at the center of UT’s mission as an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university.

As part of this model, Utah Tech offers active learning within all academic disciplines to ensure students graduate career ready. Students make, create and innovate in the classroom and online while gaining real-world active learning experiences through internships, clinical experiences, undergraduate research, industry partnerships and service learning.

For more information about UT’s Human–Tech Speaker Series, visit humantech-ut.com or to learn about Utah Tech University’s human-centered approach to technology, visit utahtech.edu/polytech.