Virtual seminar organised by CDHU. Recorded on Zoom, 4th of September 2023.
Speakers: Francisca Hoyer, Head of Responsible AI and Operations, AI Sweden & Kristina Knaving, Senior Researcher and Interaction Designer, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)
Description: Francisca Hoyer has a PhD in history from Uppsala University where she defended her dissertation “Relations of Absence: Germans in the East Indies and Their Families, c. 1750-1820” in 2021. Now she is Head of Responsible AI and Operations Natural Language Understanding (NLU) at AI Sweden, the national centre for applied AI. AI Sweden’s NLU team develops large generative language models for Swedish – similar to the technology behind the much-discussed ChatGPT.
In this presentation, Francisca provided a crash course in generative language models and explained how services like ChatGPT work. Giving concrete examples, she showed why understanding these systems and knowing what they actually do is crucial for researchers and teachers in the arts and humanities and social sciences. She concluded her talk with some inspirations for how researchers can leverage tools such as ChatGPT and contribute to the responsible development of language technologies.
Kristina Knaving is a senior researcher and interaction designer at RISE, and is responsible for the focus area The Connected Individual. She has a background in human-computer interaction, visualization, and decision support. Her research focuses on opportunities, risks, and ethical issues around data and AI, and how new technologies affect individuals and society.
AI is becoming increasingly intertwined with our society and our everyday lives. Generative AI, like ChatGPT, DALL-E, and Midjourney, has recently changed our view of what AI can do by entering a traditionally human domain – creativity. What can we really expect from AI, and what do we hope for? Kristina Knaving provided a current and future exploration of AI and generative AI in the creative industries and society as a whole – opportunities, but also risks and questions around ethics, democracy, and privacy.