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The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (UWB) has established a working group that will monitor developments in artificial intelligence (AI), discuss the opportunities and the ethical and legal aspects of its use in the university environment and propose relevant measures. The UWB informs its students and employees about the issue in its official position on artificial intelligence.
“Artificial intelligence will undeniably have a significant impact on education, research and other activities of the university. We are witnessing rapid technological development and must be able to respond very quickly,” said the UWB Rector Miroslav Lávička.
That is why the UWB has established a working group that will monitor developments in artificial intelligence (AI), discuss the opportunities and limitations as well as the ethical and legal aspects of its use in the university environment and propose relevant measures. The working group will consist of representatives of the faculties and departments of the Rectorate focused on strategy, studies and science.
The UWB group will formulate its recommendations for students, teachers and other stakeholders in close collaboration with experts from other universities and institutions included in the nationwide group established by Charles University together with prg.ai. The first meeting of the group took place on 12 April.
“The dynamic development of artificial intelligence will impact all of education. We are convinced that we must act together and that collaboration between universities and the sharing of experience will help universities prepare and introduce the necessary changes,” added Rector Miroslav Lávička. He believes the goal is to look for opportunities that utilise the creative potential of artificial intelligence in appropriate and meaningful ways, but also to understand the risks of using AI and consider the issues of ethics and responsibility in the use of these tools.
In its official position paper on AI, the UWB informs about the establishment of the working group and recommends to the university community texts that align with the UWB leadership’s current views on how to approach the use of artificial intelligence at universities.
21. 04. 2023