QS Summit on AI and Higher Education

Washington, D.C., June, 2024

As a form of social robotics, generative AI is a disruptive as well as assistive technology. Educators need to develop new strategies to prepare a new generation of students for AI Innovation. Meta-cognition and critical questioning skills are among the most important competency in the era of artificial intelligence.

At the core of AI’s role in higher education is the issue of trust. Working together, educators can develop and deploy trustworthy AI tools to enhance meta-cognition and students’ endeavor in upskilling and reskilling. Every student and employee has symbolic and material needs, and educators and employers should proactive address both needs continuously in order to foster human-in-the-loop models of social engagement.

Alexa Alice Joubin spoke on AI and humanities higher education at the QS Higher Ed Summit in Washington, D.C. on June 4, 2024. The convention was hosted by Quacquarelli Symonds, a higher education analyst service provider headquartered in London.

Professor Joubin directs the Digital Humanities Institute and is a faculty of the GW Trustworthy AI Initiative, an affiliate at the NSF’s Institute for Trustworthy AI in Law & Society (TRAILS), and the inaugural Public Interest Technology Scholar. She is Professor of English, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Theatre, International Affairs, and East Asian Languages and Literatures at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. 

Scroll to top
Skip to content