AI Series: Can AI Be Detected in Writing?

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
This webinar will be held via Zoom.
Category: Webinars

Whether you’re in favor of AI, or concerned and perhaps opposed, what publisher doesn’t want to know if authors are using AI tools without disclosing their use? There are ethical issues in play here, and, just as importantly, copyright issues, as the US Copyright Office continues to struggle with whether AI-generated content can be protected under its auspices. 

Even if you want to detect the use of AI in work submitted by your authors, is it even possible? More than one vendor will swear that they can help you spot a bot, but several experts question whether the available technology can tackle this challenge.

In this free webinar, Thad McIllroy will tackle this question in conversation with:

  • José Antonio Bowen on issues and concerns
  • Gregory M. Britton on editorial 
  • Max Spero on how it works 

BISG's AI Working Group is open to both members and nonmembers. To learn more, read their charter and our recent blog post


Thad McIllroy | Principal, The Future of Publishing

Thad McIlroy is a digital publishing analyst and author based in San Francisco. His site, The Future of Publishing, provides in-depth coverage of book publishing industry trends, currently focusing on the intersection of AI with book authoring and publishing. His latest book is The AI Revolution in Book Publishing: A Concise Guide to Navigating Artificial Intelligence for Writers and Publishers.

José Antonio Bowen | Senior Fellow, American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

José Antonio Bowen has been leading innovation and change for over 40 years at Stanford, Georgetown, and the University of Southampton (UK), then as a dean at Miami University and SMU and as President of Goucher College (voted a Top 10 Most Innovative College under his leadership). He now runs Bowen Innovation Group L.L.C., and does innovation, pedagogy and D&I consulting and training in both higher education and for Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Chevron, Pfizer, Toyota, and Walmart.

Greg Britton | Editorial Director, Hopkins Press Books, Johns Hopkins University Press

Greg Britton directs the acquisitions of Johns Hopkins University Press’s books and works closely with our editors and other book publishing staff. He also acquires books in education studies. In 2018, he received the Council of Independent Colleges’ Academic Leadership Award on behalf of the Press. He seeks high-impact work that spotlight the essential role educational institutions—especially colleges and universities—play in our society.

Max Spero | Cofounder & CEO, Pangram Labs

Max Spero is the Cofounder & CEO of Pangram Labs. He is a seasoned machine learning engineer. He most recently worked on autonomous vehicles at Nuro, leading their active learning effort. He has a long history of deploying successful machine learning products at Google, Two Sigma, and Yelp. Max holds a B.S. in theoretical computer science and an M.S. in artificial intelligence from Stanford University. In addition to his passion for building, he is also an active member of the Magic: the Gathering cube community.

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