Guide students to misuse AI for a misinformation campaign in order to expose AI’s shortcomings and threats while encouraging them to think critically about persuasion, appeals in composition, and credibility.
Explore the potential for AI image-generation tools (e.g., DALL-E, Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, etc.) to corroborate false narratives, or provide “evidence” that would be characterized as misinformation.
An update of the "pre-digital" exercise in which students compare multiple accounts of a particular theory from different authors. With AI tools, students engage in similar critical analysis and debate, while developing an understanding of what this software can (and cannot) do.
Practice editing skills and learn about LLMs by generating a poorly written essay and then copy editing it with annotation and reasoning.
Use AI tools for the beginning and end of an assignment, with the middle being grounded in human knowledge and expertise.
Investigate the circulation and creation of AI-generated images on social media to enhance students' ability to avoid being misled online.
By conducting an interview, students can develop research, speaking, and active listening skills. This assignment helps them prepare by rehearsing with a chatbot.
Use Large Language Models to investigate competing narratives in contemporary debates and explore how AI tools might come to shape journalism.