AI can be used as an ally, rather than adversary, and as a tool to empower students. This transformative session will debunk myths surrounding AI in engineering education and showcase its power as a collaborative ally. We will illustrate this with case studies showing how generative AI, when thoughtfully integrated, enhances teaching and learning experiences. Large language Models (LLMs) can be used to support students learning in a variety of ways, such as personalized learning, intelligent tutoring, and facilitating group discussions. LLMs also call for new approaches to assessment, which may improve upon current practices. We will illustrate these points with examples of practical applications and lessons learned, fostering a positive shift and opening up new opportunities for engineering education.