ChatGPT Workshop, Hosted by College of Management, Aims to Increase Students’ AI Competencies
Taipei Tech’s College of Management worked with Microsoft Taiwan and Lychee Intelligence on hosting a ChatGPT Workshop from March 14 to April 11. Led by Hua Kai-lung, Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft Taiwan, and Ho Chien-wei, CEO of Lychee Intelligence, the workshop aimed to develop students’ core digital and AI competencies.
Fan Shu-kai, Dean of Taipei Tech College of Management, shared that the workshop covered a range of topics, including chat bot and its applications in digital marketing; generative AI technology; Microsoft’s Azure Open AI service and its use cases; and developing Azure Open AI applications using its API (application programming interface). The workshop showcased how generative AI technology could be used in teaching and research, and how students could utilize AI tools for their senior projects. The overwhelming interest in the workshop led to registration reaching full capacity within 24 hours.
Fan also emphasized that generative AI technology will revolutionize higher education by increasing efficiency and productivity. Students who can utilize AI tools will mostly likely be able to increase the quality of their projects. The College of Management will soon make its Azure Open AI service, donated by Microsoft, available to its faculty members and students, allowing for test applications to be run for educational purposes.
Taipei Tech Provost Huang Yu-hsien stated that it is essential to develop competencies for working with AI tools in order to stay current and relevant. As a result, Taipei Tech has planned to integrate ChatGPT application content into existing courses on deep learning, natural language processing, and neural networks. Furthermore, the College of Management will launch a micro program on artificial intelligence and cross-disciplinary applications this year, with the aim of teaching students AI tool applications and preparing them for future careers.
Taipei Tech will also put a strong emphasis on using AI technologies responsibly. To prevent plagiarism, Huang noted that Taipei Tech will encourage teachers to assess students through oral reports or on-site written tests at least twice a semester. For enrollment, a comprehensive evaluation process will be employed, which will include interviews, practical projects, and screening tests.