Generative artificial intelligence (AI) systems capable of generating human-like text, images, and ideas from existing data based on user-defined prompts, will inevitably impact Extension, including increasing efficiency, productivity, and performing tasks previously exclusive to humans. There are ethical and risk-related considerations surrounding the use of generative AI, including concerns about bias and unintended consequences. It is important for Extension to consider these implications and take steps to ensure that generative AI is used in a responsible and transparent manner. Extension must ensure that educators and staff have the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively utilize and integrate this technology.
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Hill, P. A., & Narine, L. K. (2023). Ensuring Responsible and Transparent Use of Generative AI in Extension. The Journal of Extension, 61(2), Article 13. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.61.02.13
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