A workshop from USask Writing Centre tutor Hannah Tran. Anti-racist writing involves thinking about the perspectives, peoples, and groups that might be excluded and harmed through word choice. This workshop covers the current appropriate terminology surrounding Black Peoples, Indigenous Peoples, and People(s) of Colour (BIPOC), how to engage in anti-racist writing within different citation styles, and how different grammatical structures including tense, capitalization, pluralization, and possessives affect academic conversations about BIPOC.
A workshop from USask Writing Centre tutors Carolina DeBarros and Juno Raine.
Language and word use is often biased toward dichotomous gender (male and female). Do you want to learn how to avoid gender bias in your written and spoken language? This workshop covers the use of nouns, pronouns, and titles, and teaches you how to navigate your professors' expectations.
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."
Writing Centre Policy on AI Writing Tools
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 that you use resources responsibly, ethically, and lawfully, while also respecting the privacy of individuals and upholding intellectual property rights including Indigenous Knowledges.
2) Furthermore, before using any AI-powered tools, it is crucial to learn more about 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 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 email@example.com)."
This paper presents "a set of recommendations with the aim of supporting academics, researchers and other educational stakeholders, including students’ organisations, on the ethical use of AI tools." - Published May 1, 2023 by the European Network for Academic Integrity
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.
"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
The UNESCO report provides key recommendations to empower policymakers in implementing core values and principles across diverse areas, including data governance, environment, gender, education, research, health, and beyond.
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.