Daron Acemoğlu: “Can we have pro-human AI?”
Daron Acemoğlu discusses how generative AI can be a force for good or evil, depending on the choices we make as a society.
CAIML Special Interest Group Digital Humanism is organizing an online lecture on Febuary 13, 2024.
- Speaker: Daron Acemoğlu, MIT Economics, USA
- Moderator: Moshe Y. Vardi, Rice University, USA
About the Event
February 13, 2024
6:00 – 7:00 PM
This talk argues that advances in generative AI are compatible with a pro-human direction of future technology. This means, in particular, production technologies that increase the contribution of workers to productivity, and communication technologies that boost human agency and democratic participation. However, we are currently on a path leading in the opposite direction—anti-worker production technologies and anti-democratic communication technologies. This is both because of distorted incentives and priorities within the tech industry and also because of some of the architectural features of leading generative AI models. The talk concludes with some policy suggestions to help engineer a course correction towards pro-human AI.
Slides will be available for download after the event.
Recording of the lecture will be available for download after the event.