The Promise and Hype of AI: Where Are We – And Where Are We Going?

Recorded October 17, 2023


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.