07-11-2023 14:00
Generative AI: opportunities, risks and challenges

Room SPAAK 7C50 and webstreamed

Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a branch of AI that focuses on the development of algorithms capable of generating original and creative outputs, such as texts, images, music, and more. One of the most prominent examples of generative AI is Large Language Models (LLMs), which have been at the forefront of recent breakthroughs in AI research. Large Language Models, such as OpenAI's ChatGPT, are built using deep learning techniques and trained on massive datasets containing vast amounts of text from diverse sources. LLMs have demonstrated impressive capabilities in various applications, such as natural language understanding, question answering, content generation and translation. While these technologies are expected to bring huge benefits in the coming years, spurring innovation in many sectors such as industry and education, their disruptive nature raises questions among general users, NGOs and policymakers around privacy and intellectual property rights, liability and accountability, and concerns about their potential to spread disinformation and misinformation. EU lawmakers need to strike a delicate balance between fostering the deployment of these technologies while making sure adequate safeguards are in place.


14:00 - 14:10 Welcome and Introductory remarks

· Ivars IJABS, MEP and STOA Vice-Chair

14:10 - 14:25 Introduction by the moderator of Panel 1

· Jan HAJIČ, Professor of Computational Linguistics, Charles University, Prague

14:25 - 15:20 Panel 1: Understanding the Technology

· Yordanka IVANOVA, DG CNECT, European Commission
· Andrejs VASIĻJEVS, Tilde and University of Latvia
· François YVON, CNRS & Sorbonne Université

· Q&A session

15:20 - 15:35 Break

15:35 - 15:50 Introduction by the moderator of Panel 2

· Ana GARCIA ROBLES, Secretary General, Big Data Value Association

15:50 - 16:40 Panel 2: Social and ethical effects of Generative AI

· Yordanka IVANOVA, DG CNECT, European Commission
· Marko GROBELNIK, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
· Kris SHRISHAK, Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL)

· Q&A session

16:40 - 17:00 Closing remarks

· Ivars IJABS, MEP and STOA Vice-Chair

The event will be held in English only, without interpretation.