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Past Events

Virtual Panel: "The Harms and Benefits of Generative AI: Exploring the Differences Between Fluency and Fact"

Monday, April 3, 2023

Systems such as large language models can be astonishing, but it is critical to understand their potential and their limitations. Our panelists discuss these critical issues and the next steps for both research and practical use of generative AI systems.

Virtual Panel: Defining 'Safety' in Artificial Intelligence

December 13, 2022

The first principle in the White House’s Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights is the right to “Safe and Effective Systems.” But what does being safe mean with respect to AI technologies? Our panelists bring multiple distinct perspectives of what AI safety should mean and how it should be approached.

Call for Proposals 2023 Information Sessions

September 19 - 20, 2022

CASMI hosted virtual information sessions to discuss the current Call for Proposals and the CASMI research mission. Researchers who are considering developing a proposal can refer to the FAQ page or watch the info session recording below for more information on the proposal process.

CASMI Prime Seminar with Jim Guszcza: "Envisioning a field of human-machine hybrid intelligence architecture"

May 6, 2022

AI promises to improve human decision-making and fuel economic growth, but today’s state of the art suffers from serious shortcomings.  Reports abound of AI technologies that compromise human safety or wellbeing, treat people unfairly, amplify societal biases, undermine human autonomy through manipulation, and amplify the spread of misinformation and polarizing content.  On a purely practical level, Gartner has estimated that 85% of big data projects never make it to production.

Virtual Panel: "Ethics, Safety, and AI: Can we have it all?"

April 8, 2022

The 2022 AI Index report just published by the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence says that "AI systems are starting to be deployed widely into the economy, but at the same time they are being deployed, the ethical issues associated with AI are becoming magnified." While ethical principles in AI use have been a focus for years, it is an open question whether we are making progress toward actualizing those principles or toward establishing safety in the use of intelligent systems.

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