FEB UB and Malaysia University Held Artificial Intelligence Workshop

Photo: Dr. Shamshul Bahri bin Zakaria, FBE Lecturer of  Malaya University (Malaysia) provided AI material.

The Lecturer Works Team for the Undergraduate Accounting Study Program, FEB Accounting Department collaborated with QS 100 foreign university partners, namely Malaya University, to hold a workshop on the use of various kinds of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in research, publications and academic activities

UB lecturer team consists of four people, namely Dr. Sari Atmini, Dr. Arum Prastiwi, Dr. Yeney Widya Prihatiningtias, and Dr. Mirna Amirya successfully held a workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The workshop was attended by 30 Indonesian students who are currently studying bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at FEB Malaya University, Malaysia and surrounding universities.

The event was opened by the Chief Executive, Dr. Sari Atmini and continued with the first material by Dr. Shamshul Bahri bin Zakaria entitled “Artificial Intelligence in Academia: A Cautionary Tale”.

Dr. Shamsul presented several examples of AI to support academic activities and the benefits of AI in the academic field.

At the end of the material, Shamsul concluded that AI is basically a tool and not a replacement for researchers or scientists.

Then the second material was delivered by Dr. Sari Atmini entitled “Artificial Intelligence and Ethical Conduct”.

Dr. Sari conveyed research data related to general attitudes towards AI. The results obtained were 8 items related to negative attitudes and 12 items related to positive attitudes. Based on research that took respondents from Indonesian and Malaysian students, research findings showed that competence in AI did not strengthen the influence of competence and opportunity on plagiarism. So, this research needs further investigation and analysis.

The final agenda was a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) moderated by Dr. Yeney Widya Prihatiningtias who discussed several matters regarding the use of AI in research, publications and other academic activities with attention to academic ethics.

The majority of participants actively participated in the FGD. They provide opinions regarding the ethics of using AI in the academic field. One of them was as stated by Radhwan Sultan.

According to this Malaysian student from Iraq, the ethics of using AI depends on the policies of each university so that students are expected to be able to filter out things that are not permitted and those that are permitted. (*/oky/UB PR/ Trans. Iir)