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AI Literacy in the Age of ChatGPT

Workshops and training at UA


[If you know of upcoming workshops or training at UA, email Nicole Hennig,, and I'll list them here. Thanks!]

See this event calendar for more AI-related events on campus.

Previous (many have recordings available)

May 1, 12 noon - 2 pm
School of Information presents iShowcase - interactive research and creative projects
Marriott Tucson University Park Hotel, Ballroom

Wed, April 10, 10 - 11 am
Integration of AI Tools Into Your Research
This workshop will examine AI resources for those with research focused goals to use in the beginning and middle stages of their work. 
Register for the workshop

Thursday, March 28, 10 - 11 am Generative AI in Photoshop
By UA Adobe & Arizona (A&A) WhereCATalyst Studios

Tuesday, March 26, 5:30 to 7:30 pm - AI Core - Experiment with AI tools
Meet other AI enthusiasts and learn the latest techniques and insights from the AI Core student workforce. Open to the public and no experience with AI required. Where: CATalyst Studios | Register 

Wednesday, March 20, 12 noon - 1:30 pm - AI & Elections panel discussion - AI at Arizona Town Hall series
Join us for an insightful discussion on the intersection of artificial intelligence and elections. We'll explore AI's vital role in shaping democratic processes, focusing on civil discourse; challenges of mis- or disinformation; information literacy, education, and access; and impact on voters. AI algorithms can help detect and counter false narratives, provide fact-checking, bolster participation and accessibility, and allows us to consider issues like privacy, bias, and exclusions. With perspectives from information and political scientists, journalists, and discourse-driven experts, we invite you to engage in a lively exchange of ideas on the promises and pitfalls of AI in shaping the future of democracy.

Feb. 13, 2024 - AI Core Spring workshop. The AI Core regularly hosts free workshops that allow the public to explore the capabilities of AI tools that are in high demand in the job market, such as generative AI for marketing or navigating the GPT Store.

Workshops are designed to be hands-on and ensure that you leave with practical skills that you can apply immediately and add to your resume. Participants will experiment with various AI tools, connect with other AI enthusiasts, and learn the latest techniques and insights from our AI Core student workforce.

Meetings happen every other Tuesday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Data Studio CATalyst located to the left of the Main Library lobby.

Feb. 6, 2024 - AI in Teaching and Learning - panel discussion - AI at Arizona Town Hall series
(recording available, UA only)

Nov. 1,  Nov. 29, Dec. 5. AI at Arizona Town Hall series.
AI in Teaching and Learning, AI in Industry, Gen Z & AI debate, AI in Research

A series on several dates between Oct. 12 and Nov. 30: UArizona Data Lab: Fine Tuning A Pre-trained model
For those with a basic Python programming knowledge.

Sept. 6, 2023. AI at Arizona: What's New. (recording and slides - UA only)

August 15, 2023. ChatGPT Prompt Engineering Workshop
A free, in-person-only workshop brought to you by the UArizona Data Science Institute and CyVerse. Come to the AM Session only for the basics or stay for the PM Session to apply what you've learned to your own use case or domain!

May 31, 2023. ChatGPT Prompt Engineering - Recording available (YouTube)
This in-person workshop, attended by 74 participants, was led by instructors Tyson L. Swetnam of CyVerse, Carlos Lizárraga-Celaya, Greg T. Chism, and Heidi Steiner of UArizona's Data Science Institute, and Andrew Bennett, an incoming Assistant Professor in Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences at UA.  Workshop materials.

May 18, 2023. AI Literacy: Using ChatGPT & Artificial Intelligence Tools in Instruction - Recording available (Vimeo)
This virtual workshop, attended by 42 members of UA Libraries staff, was led by Nicole Hennig. Learn the basics of AI literacy and why it's an important part of information literacy in the age of ChatGPT and similar tools.
Workshop materials: Learning more, teaching tips, copy of the slides. (PDF)