Scott Tilley, PhD

scott tilleyScott Tilley is an emeritus professor at the Florida Institute of Technology, president and founder of the Center for Technology & Society, president and co-founder of Big Data Florida, a member of the Florida Writers Association Board of Directors, and a Space Coast Writers’ Guild Fellow. His recent books include Aftermath (2022), Pets (2021), and Systems Analysis & Design (2020). He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Victoria.

Writing with AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing the world, and the field of writing is no exception. AI tools such as ChatGPT and Bard are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and they can be used to generate high-quality content in various formats and multiple genres (e.g., fiction, nonfiction, poetry, technical writing, scripts, and screenplays). Integrating these tools into platforms such as Microsoft 365 Copilot and GrammarlyGO will further extend the impact of AI on writing. This three-hour tutorial will introduce you to the basics of writing with AI. You will learn about the different types of AI writing tools available and get some hands-on experience using them. By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to use AI to improve your writing skills and productivity. (3 hours)

ChatGPT and the Future of Writing

ChatGPT from OpenAI is the most popular implementation of generative artificial intelligence (AI). It uses machine learning to analyze and learn patterns in existing data and uses that knowledge to generate new content (e.g., images, text, music, or video) similar in style, format, and quality. Since ChatGPT stormed onto the world stage in late 2022, its capabilities have been astounding. Writing has long been seen as a bastion of human creativity, viewed as an artistic activity insulated from the long march of computerized automation. However, with the release of ChatGPT, is this still true? Can creativity be programmed? How will ChatGPT influence the future of writing?