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Chat GPT and Artificial Intelligence: implications for freedom

Monday 17 April 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

London Freedom Forum

Generative AI like ChatGPT and Midjourney have captured the public imagination and barely a day now passes without claim and counter-claim as to benefits or threats posed by artificial intelligence. On the one side stand those who see in these new technologies as a means to liberate humanity through a new, potentially boundless source of human creativity. Do we stand on the cusp of transforming education, healthcare, manufacturing, artistic endeavours and more? On the other, stand those who see AI as degrading science, debasing ethics and denuding humans of agency. To what extent are we faced with a potential threat in the search for truth, not to mention the risk of manipulation and censorship that place freedom of speech and other freedoms in peril?

Given all the hype, what actually is generative technology? Given the potential risks and multiple claims on behalf of Chat GPT and generative technology, is this technology overhyped or undervalued? Is creeping automation about to make workers obsolete? For example, should journalists fear being replaced by machines now that some newspapers use AI to write articles? And what of the wider implications of this technology? Are we realising the potential for liberation, or a threat to liberty?

Sandy Starr, deputy director of the Progress Educational Trust

Tom Collyer, researcher, Ideas Matter
Ella Nixon, art historian

Jacob Reynolds,
convenor, The Academy


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Monday 17 April 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ideas Matter Club
5-8 The Sanctuary
London, England SW1P 3JS United Kingdom
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