Embrace the Future: WMU Introduces In-Demand AI Course for Fall 2023 Semester
By now you've probably heard about how Artificial Intelligence (or AI) has been changing how we live our lives.
And if you aren't already learning or at least playing around with this newly released technology, you're going to find yourself left in the dust like the people who refused to learn to use personal computers when they were released to the public.
AI can do everything from helping you write an email to your boss to changing your profile to look like you're in a cartoon. But, there are so many other applications this technology also has that we are just learning about.
So, what are we doing to help future generations adapt to this new technology before it's a requirement in the workforce?
Western Michigan University announced this week that they will be adding an AI course to their curriculum for the Fall 2023 semester.
For those interested in adding it to their schedule, the course will be called English 5970- AI Writing: Prompt + Response
According to the university, the course will provide students with tools on a multiple types of AI platforms. Students will work on asking different types of AI to take on a role, and will send it different messages.
According to the Director of the Office of Faculty Development, Gwen Tarbox, they believe that AI will eventually included in programs we use daily like Microsoft Word and Excel, which is why they believe that students need to know how to use it.
As someone who is using AI on a regular basis, I really wish that this had been around when I had gotten my degree. Do you think they'll let some of us audit the class?
Either way, WMU joins both MSU and Michigan on offering these courses, and I have a feeling you'll be seeing this more commonly than not at most universities and colleges within the next year or two.