• Xiao-Li Meng
  • Francine Berman


January 2024, Video: "This event was held on December 14th, 2023. This discussion reflects the nature and scholarship of artificial intelligence relevant at the time of the event. Join Xiao-Li Meng, PhD ’90, statistics, and the editors of the Harvard Data Science Review (HDSR) for a stimulating virtual panel entitled, “Future Shock: Grappling with the Generative AI Revolution." The conversation, and the HDSR publication of the same name scheduled to be published in January 2024, will explore the broad spectrum of questions raised by recent advancements in foundation models and generative AI tools like ChatGPT, including: -To what extent are these advancements presenting contemporary society with dangers of future shock? -To what degree and how is the accelerating pace of the generative AI revolution putting novel, and potentially unsustainable, pressures on accepted norms and practices of scientific research, teaching, scholarship, and academic publication? -How is the hasty industrialization of this set of technologies impacting broader social, cultural, economic, political, and legal structures, dynamics, and institutions? -How can policymakers, regulators, civil society organizations, and members of the public swiftly and effectively respond to the far-reaching risks posed by foundation models and generative AI?"