Unit 4. Generative AI & Us: Human Agency in the Era of Creative Machine


This lesson will provide students with an understanding of how generative AI works, and how it might impact human agency. As artificial intelligence systems become increasingly capable of creative tasks, it is essential to explore the role these systems can play in our life. We will explore the capabilities of Generative AI, including its role in generating art and literature, and discuss the ethical and philosophical implications of this technology. Students will gain insights into the ways AI can enhance human creativity, as well as the potential challenges it poses. Through discussions and activities, participants will explore the evolving relationship between humans and AI and explore the role of human agency in this relationship.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of Generative AI, including its capacity to create art and other creative works;
  • Evaluate the ethical and philosophical implications of Generative AI in relation to human creativity and control, exploring questions of authorship and originality;
  • Analyze real-world examples of Generative AI applications to identify both the opportunities and challenges it presents.