Dear Members of the EVMS Community,
The advancement of publicly accessible generative Artificial Intelligence (AI), including tools such as ChatGPT, has been remarkable over the past year, signaling a paradigm shift in our approach to education, research and clinical practice. The trajectory of this technology, while not fully predictable, is clearly set to make a significant impact on our professional landscape. It is an opportune moment for us to engage with these tools, understanding and exploiting their potential within the frameworks of our institutional policies, which prioritize safety, security and academic integrity.
To facilitate this integration, I have initiated the AI Executive Advisory Workgroup. This body is tasked with developing a structured set of guidelines that will aid our faculty, staff and students in incorporating AI into their work. Moreover, it aims to identify the necessary infrastructure and resources that will support our AI initiatives and training programs. It also will serve as a platform to encourage ongoing dialogue and gather insightful feedback on the implications of AI for our institution's core mission.
The workgroup already has compiled preliminary guidelines, marking our first collective step toward responsible AI adoption. As an academic center of learning and innovation, we are committed to embracing these technological advancements, ensuring that they align with our principles of responsible and secure implementation. We thank you for your efforts in adhering to these guidelines.
To remain current with the evolving landscape of generative AI and our institutional response, I recommend regular visits to our dedicated webpage for AI guidelines and resources. This will be a vital resource for staying informed about best practices in teaching, research and clinical applications.
I also extend an invitation to all EVMS community members to remain actively involved and contribute their expertise as we progress in this journey of AI integration. Your input is invaluable as we seek to optimize and responsibly implement these emerging tools.
Updates on the workgroup's progress will be provided consistently, and I anticipate a collaborative effort as we explore the full potential of AI within EMVS. Our collective imagination and academic rigor will be the driving force behind our success in this endeavor.