Chatting GPT

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Location: SDSC Auditorium at UC San Diego and remote

This program is offered by UC San Diego in partnership with:
Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI)
Institute for Practical Ethics
San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)

SDSC Auditorium
Google Map Location:
9836 Hopkins Drive, La Jolla CA 92093-0505
Zoom details will be provided 1 day and 1 hour prior to the event.

Cost: Free - Registration is required
Response to this program has been tremendous. If you are unable to attend, this program will be recorded and posted to SDSC's YouTube channel following the event. 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems have made astonishing progress in the last year. In particular, Large Language Models (LLMs) — AI systems trained on massive amounts of text — have reached a surprising level of capability, with the most recent iterations able to write essays, poems, and computer code, and score near the 90th percentile on standardized tests such as the LSAT and the Math SAT. The most popular interface to this technology, ChatGPT, made the power of LLMs readily-available to the general public for the first time, and in doing so became the fastest-growing consumer application in history. It is clear that ChatGPT and other LLMs will have major impacts on how we work, learn, and live — and there is a sense that we have only seen the tip of the iceberg in terms of what these technologies can do.

In this series of talks and panels, targeted to the campus community and open to the general public, UCSD experts will discuss ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence: What is it? How does it work? What are its ethical implications? And what impacts will it have on fields such as medicine, business, and education?

A Series of Talks and Panels 

Welcome: Frank Wuerthwein, Director, SDSC and Professor, Physics, & HDSI

What is ChatGPT?  

  • Justin Eldridge, Teaching Professor HDSI

How does ChatGPT work?

  • Jingbo Shang, Professor HDSI/CSE

Ethical Implications of Generative AI

  • David Danks, Professor HDSI/Philosophy 

Implications for Healthcare, Business, Research, and Art

  • Tiffany Amariuta-Bartell, Professor HDSI/School of Medicine
  • Dr. Chris Longhurst, Chief Medical Officer UCSD Health
  • Vincent Nijs, Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Program, Rady School of Management
  • Robert Twomey, Assistant Professor, Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Technical Limitations of ChatGPT: Present and Future

  • Mikhail Belkin, Professor HDSI
  • Zhiting Hu, Professor HDSI
  • Dheeraj Mekala, PhD Student HDSI
  • Zihan Wang, PhD Student HDSI

Implications for Disinformation on Social Media

  • Stuart Geiger, Professor HDSI/Communication

Implications for Education

  • Tricia Bertram-Gallant, Director of Academic Integrity Office
  • Shannon Ellis, Teaching Professor CogSci
  • Leo Porter, Professor CSE

The nearest visitor parking is available at the Hopkins Parking Structure just south of SDSC. 
Visitors who require hourly or daily parking can purchase pay station permits.
See UC San Diego Transportation Visitor Parking for rates and instructions.
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