Free artificial intelligence (AI) tools that can write full essays are now here. In the past two months, free online AI tools have gone from being able to write reasonable paragraphs from a simple prompt to producing full essays with citations on more complex topics. These tools will continue to develop rapidly, and professors, advisors and others who work with students need to be aware of these tools and what they can do. During the week of Jan. 9-13, there will be several online presentations on topics associated with artificial intelligence, and we hope instructors and student-facing staff can make time to attend at least one of these sessions: 10 a.m. Jan. 9: President Muma will be discussing Digital Transformation at WSU, and he will be followed by John Jones, who will provide further context for discussions about AI and related topics. Here is the Outlook Invite for President Muma’s discussion. Noon Jan. 10: WSU will be hosting a panel on partnering with AI for creative pursuits such as writing and visual art. There will be a related discussion of the academic integrity implications of AI as well. Here is the Outlook Invite for the Creative Use of AI panel. Noon Jan. 12: A panel of WSU experts will discuss “Academic Honesty in the Age of AI.” The panelists will explain the issues and take questions from the audience. Here is the Outlook Invite for Academic Honesty in the Age of AI. 2 p.m. Jan. 12: There will be a book discussion of “Robot Proof: Higher Education in the Age of AI” WSU libraries has a digital copy available. And if you do not have time to read a book right now, you can get what you need from this 30-minute podcast interview with the author Dr. Joseph Aoun.