Washington College 2nd Annual Presidential Symposium

The Human and the Machine: Whose Intelligence?

October 6, 2023 - Hotchkiss Recital Hall

12:30 p.m.

IDEAWORKS and Electric Boat Team Exhibition: Gibson Terrace 

1:00 p.m.  

Welcome and Opening Remarks,
Kiho Kim, Provost & Dean of Washington College

1:15 - 2:15 p.m. 

Washington College Students on AI
Moderator: Elizabeth O'Connor, Associate Professor of English

  1. Campus Publications and Student Writers:
    Liv Barry '24, The Elm | Sophie Foster '24, Collegian
    Natalie Martinaitis '25, The Washington College Review | Delaney Runge '24 The Pegasus
  2. Campus Publications and Student Writers: Brian Palmer, IDEAWORKS Innovation Center,
    Director of Digital Media Services | Matthew Hutter '25 | Douglas Hewes '26

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Faculty and Staff Research: "Art, Artificiality, Human, and Machine"
Moderator: Karen Manna, Assistant Professor of French

  1. "Art Without an Artist: Medieval Parallels with AI Images," Benjamin Tilghman, Associate Professor of Art History
  2. "Could AI End The World?," Jordan Tyrell, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  3. "New Realities: Exploring Virtual and Augmented Reality in Liberal Arts Instruction," Raven Bishop, Assistant Director of Educational Technology

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Coffee Break & VARDIS Exhibition

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

AI’s Impact in College and Beyond 
Moderator: Sean Meehan, Co-Director, Cromwell Center for Teaching and Learning

  1. Academic Integrity: Heather Fabritze ‘25, Honor Board Chair
  2. Information Literacy: Cori Lynn Arnold, Electronic Resources Librarian, Miller Library
  3. Learning: Kyle Wilson, Allender Associate Professor of Ethical Data Science
  4. Careers: Georgina Bliss, Assistant Director, Washington College Center for Career Development

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 

AI and the Future of Work: Perspectives in Business and Beyond
Keynote Speaker: Ryder Daniels, Washington College Alumnus, Class of 1990 and member of the Board of Visitors and Governors

Moderator: Dr. Cori Crane, Associate Professor of German – University  of Alabama

5:30 - 5:45 p.m. 

Concluding Remarks: Dr. Michael Sosulski, President of Washington College, Professor of German

Reception to follow