The Office of the Vice President for Research is honored to welcome UofSC faculty researchers Forest Agostinelli, Orgul Ozturk, Jane Roberts and Bryant Walker Smith, as panelists for AI: Game Changer or Game Over?
The rapid proliferation of artificial intelligence in the 21st century is both promising and fraught, and for good reason—for decades, popular culture has envisioned how this futuristic technology might serve or even destroy humanity. From Rosey the sassy robot maid in the Jetsons to the sinister HAL 9000 computer in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and including seemingly endless depictions in-between those extremes, our art has anticipated both helpful, symbiotic relationships and destructive confrontations between biological humanity and human-created intelligent technologies. But now that AI is here with us, what is the reality? How are artificial intelligences serving humanity today and how will their roles evolve tomorrow? What pitfalls come with the benefits of using AI? How do we harness the power of AI without becoming dangerously over-reliant?
These are some of the questions the Office of the Vice President for Research will invite the university community to explore on Thursday, October 6, 2022, when we convene a panel of university faculty experts to discuss their insights on the ethics and implications of artificial intelligence.