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Learn More About Generative AI

It can be hard to know where to start in learning more about generative AI. There are many resources, news articles and publications, and the information changes very quickly. Here we gather useful information for you to learn more.

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Curated Gen AI Resources Explore the resources

Curated by Dr. Stephanie Verkoeyen, educational developer at the MacPherson Institute, this tagged and annotated set of resources is geared to the post-secondary context.

Higher Education Strategy Associates AI Observatory Consult the AI Observatory

Compiled policies and guidelines on AI from across Canada and the world, and a weekly email update newsletter

Microsoft Copilot Learn More about Copilot

As staff or faculty, when you use Copilot by signing in with your MacID@mcmaster email and password, you’ll use it in protected mode. This ensures that the data used in conversations with the tool is protected and does not leak outside of the tool usage. Learn more about how to use Copilot here.

Introduction to Generative AI Module Complete the module

This online module aims to provide you with an understanding of generative AI to help you think through how these technologies intersect with your teaching practices. Whether you have reservations or enthusiasm about AI in education, “Introduction to Generative AI for Educators” offers a space for exploration and thoughtful consideration.  

AI Dialogues Podcast Listen to an episode

“AI Dialogues” delves into the ethical and practical questions of generative AI for the McMaster campus community, bridging the gap between knowledgeable educators, students, and practitioners and those less familiar with AI technology.

Self-paced course on artificial intelligence from Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Sign up for the course

This course aims to define artificial intelligence, discuss societal impacts and explore a specific AI project.

One Useful Thing Check out the newsletter

A weekly newsletter by Ethan Mollick aiming to explain academic research and share applications to post-secondary education with a focus on AI.


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