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Human & Machine

Learning in the digital age of creativity

In today's fast-changing world, technology and creativity are swirling together like a whirlpool. People are always looking for new ways to improve their skills, and technology keeps getting more advanced. We have tons of tools to choose from that can make our lives better every day. AI is getting a lot of attention, but we should also think about its upsides and downsides more carefully.

The questions loom: where does the human being end, and the machine begin? How can we foster a positive and purposeful interaction with AI? What role do contemporary “authors” play, and how can we define them as such?

In this ongoing conversation, we’re outlining our position and stating our main perspectives.

#1 Amplifying Imagination: A Creative Boost

We believe in a future in which the deeper potentiality of our talents is unleashed and new levels of complex creation and innovation are unlocked. That’s why we leverage the power of AI to enhance Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Communication. This will lead us to our ultimate goal: expanding research methods and prototyping strategies, enhancing visuals and writing outcomes, encouraging new forms of trasmediation & human-machine dialogue.

#2 Ethical AI: Nurturing Originality, Preventing Plagiarism

What’s the future of art and the role of authors in a world surrounded by AI? We answer this question through the development of new frameworks that can help us differentiate piracy and plagiarism from originality and artistry, “to avoid the deliberate exploitation of the work and creativity of human beings, and to ensure adequate remuneration and recognition for intellectual minds, the integrity of the cultural value chain, and the cultural sector’s ability to provide decent jobs”, as suggested by UNESCO (2022). 

#3 Empowering Education: A Tailored Journey for Students

We encourage an AI that can help us to empower and develop different areas, such as: 

  1. Cross-disciplinary investigations, to make complex ideas accessible and feasible for students.
  2. New approach to a global collaborative learning, through the integration of mixed realities and gamification elements that can add value to the student’s learning journey.
  3. Inclusivity, thanks to the implementation of tools that support students with diverse mental, perceptive and physical abilities to enroll in creative education courses and find a welcoming workfield for their career.
  4. Sustainability, to help students embrace a more sustainable, ethical and responsible approach to creative models of production chain and prototype.
  5. Recognising a valuable combination of generated by AI and digital Craftsmanship, to push the traditional media and techniques, promoting out-of-the box thinking by preserving the excellence of the “Human Created Artwork”.
  6. Smart Campus, to optimize the student learning process by creating new phhygital rooms of holistic sharing.
  7. AI Innovation Centre, to foster partnership between IM and industry leaders in AI and guide them to a solid system of research.
#4.1 AI Awakening: the DOs of Mindful Implementation

So, in which scenarios are students allowed to benefit from the power of AI?

When explicitly permitted, students can take advantage of these tools. Tutors provide briefs and instructions on how to properly use them.

To develop new ideas for the purpose of critical examination as well as to generate new insights for graphics, images and visuals to get inspired, to pre-prototype, to explore new forms of primary research.

To create practice questions and summaries, aimed at reviewing concepts and getting prepared for assessments, without submitting these as a student’s own work. Yet, students can use AI to plan and develop an outline structure for written assessments.

To check the meaning of key terms, explore different writing styles and approaches.

Students can generate graphic assets to support digital crafted artworks originally designed by them.

Note: students must be provided with our ethical guidance, and we need to make them aware of our considerations relating to privacy, copyright, transparency or bias of AI trained systems.

#4.2 AI No-Go’s: What Not to Do

On the other hand, what students must not be doing when using AI?

Produce original assessed content fully generated with AI, lacking of personal and authorial editing that is then passed off as being originally hand typed-made by the student. 

Submit a draft essay and ask an AI system to re-write it in good form or to restructure it, unless it is a declared creative idea to do it. Moreover, any loss of personal track in the learning process should be considered as a minus, although technology could produce a “formal” improvement. 

Include outputs generated by AI without referencing the source as well as undertake AI based analysisevaluation or calculation without acknowledging it. (Considering that AI generated texts may englobe from sources which do not allow the access and the use of contents).

Enter personal or sensitive information in AI tools, manipulating personal data, aspects and generating unauthorized/offensive/defamatory/cyberbullying contents.

Note: A structured strategy of verbal crossing written assessment and a dedicated Academic Committee will assure the originality check of the assessment whereas students will be given the opportunity to state their value.

Our perspective on things is dynamic and is broadening our vision

In the digital transformation journey, it’s crucial to acquire knowledge about the potentialities of technology while maintaining a human-centric touch.

We want to establish a collaborative approach between humans and AI, guided by ethics and thoughtful considerations.

We believe in the value of Human uniqueness enhanced by the Machine.