Talk of Alaska: AI in academia

A lawn with an elevated pedestrian walkway over it.
University of Alaska Anchorage’s campus on Thursday, August 10, 2023. (Dev Hardikar/Alaska Public Media)

Computer technology aids us daily in our work and personal lives. Banking,online ordering, education, even monitoring your blood sugar and other health conditions is now routine. These systems also track our online habits, learning about our preferences and using that data to offer similar types of products or other content. That’s a simple example of Artificial Intelligence, but A.I.’s use is growing fast and understanding the risks that come with the convenience is important. We’ll learn more about these cyber concerns on this Talk of Alaska.


HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Kenrick Mock – Dean, UAA College of Engineering
  • Don Rearden – Professor, UAA Department of Writing
  • Andrew Harnish – Professor, UAA Department of Writing


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, September 26 at 10 a.m. on Alaska public radio stations statewide.

Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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