The Promise and Hype of AI: Where Are We - And Where Are We Going?
Virtual, USA
October 17, 2023
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

What is AI? What is an LLM? And will ChatGPT replace my job?  ChatGPT seems to be everywhere. News outlets tout its promise yet also highlight its potential pitfalls. Yet despite questions around their responsible use, ChatGPT and other AI tools are currently being implemented from education to business to research, with even more transformational advances on the horizon. How can we leverage this technology to enable insightful answers to today’s science challenges and inspire creative thinking? Dr. Andrew Maynard of Arizona State University described the fundamentals of OpenAI’s ChatGPT capabilities, and approaches to effectively using AI (e.g., through “prompt engineering”) to shape inquiries and extract the most insightful and relevant answers for various applications. Dr. Maynard also touched on the larger societal implications of Large Language Models (LLMs) like ChatGPT, including approaching prompt engineering through the lens of responsible innovation.