Our former Research Assistant Professor, Prof. Alexandre Erler, spoke for the Seminar on Reflecting on the Responsible Use of Generative AI in Higher Education organized by the Centre for Learning of Enhancement and Research (CLEAR) of CUHK and co-organized by CityU, EdUHK, HKBU, HKU and HKUST on 31 May 2023 (Wed). Details of the Seminar are as follows:

Date: 31 May 2023 (Wednesday)

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (Hong Kong Time)

Venue: Online via Zoom

Target Audience: All university teachers and students

Medium of Instruction: English

Guest Speaker:

Professor Alexandre Erler (Associate Professor, Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University)


Professor Alexandre Erler is a philosopher studying issues arising from new technologies with the potential to significantly transform society and the human condition, including artificial intelligence. He holds a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Oxford and was a Research Associate Professor in Philosophy and Bioethics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2017 to 2022.


Generative AI systems like ChatGPT or Midjourney have recently become the centre of attention due to their transformative implications for content creation in various domains. This seminar will provide a basis for critical reflection on the use of these new tools in higher education, including the rationales given for limiting their use, the feasibility of doing so, and the prospects for incorporating those tools into academic practice in a responsible manner.

Registration Link:

CUHK Participants: https://webapp.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/ras/restricted/event?id=75003

Non-CUHK Participants: https://www.aiforeducation.net/event-details/reflecting-on-the-responsible-use-of-generative-ai-in-higher-education

Registration Deadline: 29 May 2023 (5:00 pm Hong Kong Time)

Enquiries: 3943-6201 (Tel) / clear@cuhk.edu.hk  (Email)