NSF TIP for Trustworthy AI Curriculum

NSF Tip Artifical Intelligence Project

The focus of the project at Fayetteville State University is on the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on society and its potential benefits. AI has the potential to enhance various areas of human knowledge and is being applied in fields like healthcare, law enforcement, and government. However, there are urgent concerns about the risks associated with prematurely deploying AI before ensuring its trustworthiness.

The project is based on research indicating that both computing and non-computing curricula can benefit from customized modules introducing students to AI and trustworthiness of AI models. The effort is highly interdisciplinary, leveraging knowledge from various disciplines. The Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) approach is used to create inquiry-based activities, allowing students to work in teams and engage in hands-on experiments with AI models in a controlled software environment. This process helps students understand how AI models function, assess their trustworthiness, and gain insights into their inner workings. The project aims to create educational materials to support AI adoption in non-computing disciplines and enhance computing curricula with traditionally underrepresented AI content.

In summary, the project seeks to motivate the study of AI, prepare students for the modern workforce where AI skills and domain knowledge are essential, and train informed and socially responsible creators and users of AI.

The article can be found here.