When Artificial Intelligence Speaks: A Conversation on the Ethics of LLMs

The first event in the Technomoral Conversations series – join us to explore the Ethics of Large Language Models. Tuesday 7th December @ 5pm

When Artificial Intelligence Speaks: A Conversation on the Ethics of Large Language Models




In a recent paper that received widespread media coverage, a team of computing researchers compared the latest AI trend of large language models (LLMs) to parrots, because of how these powerful new tools (such as OpenAI’s GPT-3 and Google’s BERT and Switch-C) mimic and remix human language use.

Some media outlets have championed these technologies as the next wave in AI that may outcompete humans, by generating endless new stories, essays, news items, poems and even songs on command. Critics, however, have pointed to ethical risks with these new tools, for example, evidence that current LLMs are even more prone to generating falsehoods than smaller models, and far more likely to do so than humans.

So what does this new trend in AI mean for us? Is there hope that these silicon ’parrots’ can be tamed, that LLMs can be made safe and reliable new companions to human knowledge and culture?

The event is finished.


Dec 07 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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