Keynote: Using AI Responsibly in Research and Creativity

Slide from the talk, depicting an AI generated image based on me and with the following text: "Today's Focus: Initial Guidance for Evaluating the Use of AI in Scholarship and Creativity" and a QR code that links to this link:

On Friday, April 5, 2024, I gave the keynote presentation at the Appalachian State University Libraries’ AI Symposium. The talk was titled “Using AI Responsibly in Research and Creativity.”

Here’s a link to the slideshow.

As stated in my talk, much of the material presented is from The MLA-CCCC Joint Task Force on Writing and AI, particularly “Initial Guidance for Evaluating the Use of AI in Scholarship and Creativity.” Most of the images were generated by Chat GPT based on a photo of me used in the final slide and using my prompts to generate images that create an avatar of me as a cartoon cyborg.

I hope you like it!

By Leonardo Flores

Professor Leonardo Flores is Chair of the English Department at Appalachian State University. He taught at the English Department at University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus from 1994 to 2019. He is President of the Electronic Literature Organization. He was the 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen in Norway. His research areas are electronic literature and its preservation via criticism, documentation, and digital archives. He is the creator of a scholarly blogging project titled I ♥ E-Poetry, co-editor of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3, and has a Spanish language e-lit column in 80 Grados. He is currently co-editing the first Anthology of Latin American Electronic Literature. For more information on his current work, visit