The New Ethical Frontier: AI in Higher Education and Society

Thursday, October 12 | 9:45AM–10:05AM CT | Swap Shop, Central Concourse, Level 3
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Critical Conversations
Dive into the ethical challenges arising from the rapid advance of AI in higher education and society, addressing critical issues like privacy, fairness, inclusivity, and authentic learning experiences. This session will examine AI's expanding impact on teaching, learning, research, and assessment, particularly in the context of the disruptive emergence of authorless content and its consequences for academic integrity. The session will also explore the broader and related societal implications of AI integration in higher education, such as the digital divide, labor market disruptions, and how AI may influence student career choices and university recruitment efforts. Participants will learn about strategies for bridging the digital divide, ensuring equitable access to cutting-edge educational resources, and preparing students for the dynamic, AI-driven workforce of the future. By the end of the session, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the ethical implications of ubiquitous artificial intelligence and the future challenges we will face with access to more advanced forms of generative AI. This knowledge will empower participants to make informed decisions about AI's responsible use in both academia and the wider community, empowering them to make informed decisions about its use in both academia and the wider community.


  • Emory Craig

    Interim CIO, College of New Rochelle
  • Maya Georgieva

    Senior Director, Innovation Center / XR, AI and Quantum Labs, The New School