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Next Steps with Generative AI Panel: David Gerhard, Katie Szilagyi, Neil McArthur and Örjan Sandred. (photo by Ebunoluwa Akinbo, The Manitoban)

Next Steps with Generative AI

UM Knowledge Exchange panel exploring ethics and applications of AI now available on Youtube

February 12, 2024 — 

On January 31 more than 200 people gathered in-person and online for the presentation Next Steps with Generative AI, the second installment in the seven-part UM Knowledge Exchange 2023/24 season. Knowledge Exchange takes place each month at Degrees Diner and is hosted by the Vice-President (Research and International) Office as part of the Learning for Life Network.

Led by moderator David Gerhard, Department Head, Computer Science, the panel represented a wide range of perspectives including Katie Szilagyi (Law), Neil McArthur (Philosophy) and Örjan Sandred (Music). The discussion explored the challenges posed by the rapid proliferation of AI technology in wide ranging fields where it has never before been tested, outside of science fiction.

“I thought that the future was gonna be robots doing all the manual labor while we wrote music and wrote poetry, but now it looks like it’s going to be the other way around and I’m not thrilled about that,” Neil McArthur mused.

Following their presentations, the panel took questions from the audience. Read more about Next Step with Generative AI in The Manitoban or watch the full after the 90-minute discussion on Youtube.

Join us for the upcoming Knowledge Exchange, Heart Health and You on February 28 at 7pm, where experts will discuss unique factors underlying women’s heart health and the future of treatments for heart disease.

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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