Technology, Culture, Politics & Policy Collide

When: Tuesday, May 16, 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 122, 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

This spring, thousands signed an open letter calling for a six-month halt to work on AI systems, fearing a “dangerous race” to develop programs that compete with human-level intelligence. ChatGPT, Bing AI chatbot and Alphabet’s Bard have been scrutinized by reporters, academics, lawmakers and ethicists warning of the exigent threat of AI. As a matter of policy—in the context of a haphazard decade of technology regulations—what should be done to ensure that AI can evolve without compromising privacy, security, unraveled human relations and a collapsed workforce across myriad industries?

Hear from Joan Donovan, one of the country’s most widely cited experts on our digital culture, technology integrator Elizabeth Adams, and UChicago Assistant Professor Chenhao Tan, and game designer Ian Bogost on one of the most widely discussed cultural innovations in a generation.

This event is presented by the Institute of Politics and the University of Chicago Library.