April 11, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is in the news again, owing primarily to the impressive (scary?) performances of ChatGPT and other AI-based “chatbots.” But while corporations rush to develop and implement AI-based systems, and investors try to get in on the action, the recent advances in AI have reignited the doomsayers, some of whom warn that this technology poses an existential threat to humankind. What about all this? What is AI? Its major variants? What benefits and opportunities does it promise? What risks does it pose? Our discussion will address these and other questions.
D-Squared (Discussion & Debate) is a bi-monthly gathering sponsored by HumanistsMN and hosted by Jerry Smith. To promote a thoughtful, informed discussion, we recommend that participants read some or all of the following in preparing for the event:
Overview of AI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_intelligence
Applications and Benefits of AI: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/interactive/2023/ai-jobs-workplace/?utm_campaign=wp_post_most&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most&carta-url=https%3A%2F%2Fs2.washingtonpost.com%2Fcar-ln-tr%2F3976f65%2F641893a0e7f5585f19d65833%2F596d4a689bbc0f067a71f881%2F30%2F68%2F641893a0e7f5585f19d65833&wp_cu=ddaeea316564082acdb1845023713a0f%7CFC973076DA173FA5E040007F0100742C
Limitations of AI: https://newrepublic.com/article/170855/artificial-intelligence-chatgpt-hype-kissinger?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tnr_daily
Threats Posed by AI: https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2023/02/ai-chatgpt-microsoft-bing-chatbot-questions/673202/
This event is sponsored by HumanistsMN. If you are not yet a member, please consider joining to help us cover our costs and build the humanist movement. Not ready to join? Donations are gratefully accepted! Join or donate at https://humanistsmn.org/
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