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IN-PERSON: What’s All This Talk About ChatGPT?   

Join us for an in person "introduction to OLLI" featuring a 45-minute lecture followed by 45 minutes of mingling. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. 

It’s really miraculous (and perhaps frightening) to observe ChatGPT in action. A few simple prompts can lead (in seconds) to poems, research papers, original art and just about anything else. Its introduction (less than three years ago) has prompted an explosion in the discussion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its creative, legal, and ethical implications with ChatGPT as AI’s most well-known public face. Hardly a day passes when there is not a news story about a new application of this software or a cautionary tale surrounding its use. Some pundits see ChatGPT as a highwater mark in AI technology, others see it as a viable and real threat to societal norms. In this talk we’ll discuss what ChatGPT is all about and what we might expect from it in the near future.

Bebo White is retired from the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, the U.S. national laboratory for high-energy physics and basic energy science at Stanford University where he worked as a computational physicist.

He also holds faculty appointments at multiple academic institutions (including OLLI, San Francisco State University), is involved with a number of major conferences series, and is a frequent conference and seminar speaker. He is the author (or co-author) of nine books, and over 100 papers and journal articles.

 Additional information can be found on his LinkedIn page (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bebo-white-763604/).

 
  • IN-PERSON: What’s All This Talk About ChatGPT?
  • Fee: $15.00
    Dates: 7/18/2024 - 7/18/2024
    Times: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Downtown Campus; 160 Spear St
    Room: 505
    Instructor: Bebo White
    Seats Available: 19

    Join us for an in person "introduction to OLLI" featuring a 45-minute lecture followed by 45 minutes of mingling. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. 

    It’s really miraculous (and perhaps frightening) to observe ChatGPT in action. A few simple prompts can lead (in seconds) to poems, research papers, original art and just about anything else. Its introduction (less than three years ago) has prompted an explosion in the discussion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its creative, legal, and ethical implications with ChatGPT as AI’s most well-known public face. Hardly a day passes when there is not a news story about a new application of this software or a cautionary tale surrounding its use. Some pundits see ChatGPT as a highwater mark in AI technology, others see it as a viable and real threat to societal norms. In this talk we’ll discuss what ChatGPT is all about and what we might expect from it in the near future.

    Bebo White is retired from the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, the U.S. national laboratory for high-energy physics and basic energy science at Stanford University where he worked as a computational physicist.

    He also holds faculty appointments at multiple academic institutions (including OLLI, San Francisco State University), is involved with a number of major conferences series, and is a frequent conference and seminar speaker. He is the author (or co-author) of nine books, and over 100 papers and journal articles.

     Additional information can be found on his LinkedIn page (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bebo-white-763604/).

    Non-members are welcome to register.
 


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