Guidelines at USask, faculty and student resources, detection tool guidelines, and campus resources.
Writing Centre Tutoring Policy on Generative AI
IMPORTANT NOTE: The information, tools, and compilations listed in this guide are not endorsed by the Writing Centre. Please read our policy and keep in mind the following:
1) It is essential to obtain permission from instructors, supervisors, prospective publishers or any other stakeholders before utilizing generative AI tools such as ChatGPT. This ensures that you preserve learning and use resources responsibly, ethically, and lawfully while respecting the privacy of individuals and upholding intellectual property rights, including Indigenous Knowledges.
2) Furthermore, before using any AI-powered tools, one should be aware of the ethical issues around generative artificial intelligence, including considerations around privacy, bias and discrimination, fabrications, environmental concerns, human labour, and academic integrity. These and other ethical concerns are outlined in plain language in a post by Leon Furze.
From MIT Sloan Teaching & Learning Technologies: "Reimagine your lessons and engage students by incorporating generative AI into your courses." Includes getting started with AI, practical strategies, discipline-specific case studies, detection, and more.
Resources, news and events, position paper, and more. "The Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) Working Group develops new conceptual and practical approaches to building the next generation of A.I. systems."
by Maori journalist Joel Maxwell: "But what about AI and indigenous culture? Do the new programs speak our reo? Would they claim to be Māori? And if they did, would that mean they expire, colonisation-style, seven years earlier than non-Māori AI?"
Most recent update: May 2023. From Concordia University: "This position paper on Indigenous Protocol (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a starting place for those who want to design and create AI from an ethical position that centers Indigenous concerns."
This Dec. 2023 paper discusses how the structure and functioning of artificial intelligence (AI) systems are influenced by colonial systems.
Generative AI Writing Tools: Lists and Reviews
IMPORTANT NOTE: The information, tools, and compilations listed in this guide are not endorsed by the Writing Centre. It is essential to obtain permission from instructors, supervisors, prospective publishers or any other stakeholders before using such tools.
This page leads readers through critical questions to answer before using a new digital tool, including its purpose, accuracy and trustworthiness, relevancy, legal considerations, and social and ethical considerations. Note: always check with your professor, supervisor, or publisher whether the use of an AI tool is acceptable.
Unlike ChatGPT, Perplexity does not require log-in information, and it provides real-time answers, displaying the sources of the information it finds. Users can specify source types, such as academic or news sources.
Canadian academic integrity expert Sarah Eaton explains the risks and potential harms of using artificial intelligence detection tools. She provides a set of guidelines for the ethical use of artificial intelligence detectors.
From the USask Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning: "These recommendations were provided in June 2023 in response to a request from Deans to provide guidance to the campus community with respect to ChatGPT – a generative artificial intelligence tool that can produce content that is difficult to distinguish from that produced by humans. Some links were updated in July 2023.
Advice in this area is evolving and questions and suggestions are invited for future updates of this resource (contact firstname.lastname@example.org)."
"This Quick Start Guide introduces ChatGPT . . . [,] provides an overview of how ChatGPT works and explains how it can be used in higher education. [It] . . . raises some of the main challenges and ethical implications of AI in higher education and offers practical steps that higher education institutions can take. Published in April 2023 by
An expert on the implications of Artificial Intelligence on writing instruction and education, Leon Furze discusses nine areas of ethical concern: bias and discrimination, environmental concerns, truth and academic integrity, copyright, privacy, datafication, emotion recognition, human labour, and power.
"AIAAIC's independent, free, open library identifies and assesses 1,000+ incidents and controversies driven by and relating to AI, algorithms, and automation." Helpful for class discussion and for research projects.
A scholarly journal from Duke UP:."Though rooted in critical methods from the humanities, social sciences, and arts, Critical AI works with technologists, scientists, economists, policy makers, health professionals, teachers, community organizers, legislators, lawyers, and entrepreneurs who share the understanding of interdisciplinary research as a powerful tool for building and implementing accountable technology in the public interest."
Citation and Copyright
Always check with your instructor, supervisor, or prospective publisher for clarity on the use of and citation of ChatGPT and similar tools.