Opportunity and risk in the new era of AI
RECENT ADVANCES in artificial intelligence (AI) have put the technology into the hands of millions of users for the first time. They have used generative tools like ChatGPT and Stable Diffusion to write text, create photo-realistic pictures and automate mundane tasks. The same tools have also presented fictitious information as true, insulted users and caused AI researchers to publicly question how the technology is being deployed. Our writers discuss the technology behind generative AI: its abilities, its limitations and how humans could and should be using it. With Alok Jha, Tom Standage, Abby Bertics and Arjun Ramani. Visit our subscriber events page to view the schedule for our forthcoming events. Subscribers can also watch recordings of all our previous sessions.