Key Takeaways from the CISOA 2023 Advanced Seminar

Key Takeaways from the CISOA 2023 Advanced Seminar

This month, Voyatek had the privilege of attending and presenting at the CISOA Advanced Seminar in Long Beach, CA. This annual event serves as a crucial platform for technology leaders in California’s districts and colleges to delve into pressing issues in higher education. With this year’s theme centered around “The Promise and Danger of Artificial Intelligence,” two key themes took center stage: the transformative impact of generative AI on teaching and learning, and the exciting yet complex realm of adaptive AI in higher education.

As technology continues to evolve, generative AI tools such as ChatGPT and similar large language models are becoming increasingly popular in the education sector. These advancements have the potential to revolutionize the way students and instructors approach teaching and learning. However, concerns regarding academic integrity have put the use of generative AI tools into question. It is crucial for us to delve deeper into the potential impact of generative AI on the teaching and learning environment. Additionally, we must assess whether adjustments to accreditation and assessment procedures are warranted to align with the advancements brought by this technology.

One aspect of AI that is creating buzz is adaptive AI (like Voyatek’s admissions and FA application fraud solution with learning models). We know AI is transforming higher education as it brings new solutions, insights, and efficiencies to various processes and operations. With adaptive AI, colleges and universities can automate manual, repeatable, and error-prone tasks and make data-driven decisions faster and more accurately. However, as with any emerging technology, adaptive AI raises many questions and concerns about its implementation, ethical considerations, and legal risks.

It is evident that there are still many questions and discussions to be had regarding the intricacies of generative AI and adaptive AI. By engaging in ongoing conversations and exploring these topics further, we can gain a deeper understanding of their potential impact and navigate the opportunities and challenges they present in the realm of artificial intelligence.

-John VanWeeren, Vice President, Higher Education