I think, therefore AI am

Prof. dr. ir. Felienne Hermans
Woensdag 6 september 2023, 12:40 - 13:20
Blauwe Zaal, Auditorium
Prijs: Gratis (Student) Gratis (Anderen)

Can machines think? The arrival of chatGPT has reignited debate on this no longer very sci-fi question. Are we close to having truly human-like intelligence among us, and should we be concerned about this development?

The end of 2022 saw a surge in the development of so-called large language models like ChatGPT. The implications for fields like education and healthcare are already becoming apparent, but this may only be the beginning: leading AI entrepreneurs and researchers warn that future systems could pose a threat to society and be as deadly as pandemics and nuclear weapons.

How justified is the growing concern about the potential harms of artificial intelligence? And are we focusing on the right risks?  Prof. Felienne Hermans discusses the current capabilities and limitations of language models such as ChatGPT to examine the future of AI, and the future of us.

Prof. dr. ir. Felienne Hermans is a professor of Computer Science Education at the Free University in Amsterdam. Her main focus is on programming education, with the aim of investigating how to teach programming to all people. She also works one day a week as a high school computer science teacher. Hermans is the creator of the multilingual educational programming language Hedy and the author of the book The Programmer's Brain - What every programmer needs to know about cognition. She was awarded the Dutch Prize for ICT Research and has columns in De Ingenieur and for Dutch radio station BNR.

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