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Xiao-Li Meng, Francine Berman, Ralf Herbrich, and David LeslieJoin Xiao-Li Meng (Harvard University) and the editors of the Harvard Data Science Review (HDSR) for a stimulating virtual panel entitled, “Future Shock: Grappling with the Generative AI Revolution.” The conversation, and the HDSR publication of the same name scheduled to be published in January, will explore the broad spectrum of questions raised by recent advancements in foundation models and generative AI tools like ChatGTP, including:

  • To what extent are these advancements presenting contemporary society with dangers of future shock?
  • To what degree and how is the accelerating pace of the generative AI revolution putting novel, and potentially unsustainable, pressures on accepted norms and practices of scientific research, teaching, scholarship, and academic publication?
  • How is the hasty industrialization of this set of technologies impacting broader social, cultural, economic, political, and legal structures, dynamics, and institutions? 
  • How can policymakers, regulators, civil society organizations, and members of the public swiftly and effectively respond to the far-reaching risks posed by foundation models and generative AI?

PANELISTS: Francine Berman, Ralf Herbrich, and David Leslie

WHEN: Thursday, December 14, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Virtual via Zoom