Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh: What Does Generative AI Mean for the Information Landscape?

Jul 7, 2023

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Eric Schurenberg

Award-winning journalist and former CEO of Inc. and Fast Company

In this special episode, recorded at this years Dublin Tech Summit, Eric is joined by Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh, acting director of the Centre for the study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University. For a dozen years, his research has focused on AI and other emerging technologies. Seán and Eric discuss what generative AI means for the information landscape; how to react to the deep reservations that AI developers have expressed; the lessons we should take from the debacle of social media; and what life will be like in a future of ever more capable AI.

In this episode we discuss:
  • Generative AI
  • ChatGPT
  • What AI will do for the information landscape
  • The lessons from Social Media
  • The future of AI

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