AI: Is ChatGPT Overhyped and Overrated or Underhyped and Underestimated?

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AI: Is ChatGPT Overhyped and Overrated or Underhyped and Underestimated?

Join us for a virtual Keynote Debate as industry experts discuss the whether ChatGPT is a major breakthrough for AI or simply pure hype.

By Tufts University Gordon Institute

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Wednesday, June 14 · 9:30 - 11am PDT



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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Artificial Intelligence: Is ChatGPT Overhyped and Overrated or Underhyped and Underestimated?

ChatGPT, the generative AI platform from Open AI, burst upon the technology scene toward the end of 2022 and reignited the debate about the future of AI and its impact upon society, business, and politics. Its arrival prompted some advocates to see this as a major breakthrough, yet others dismissed it as pure hype.

Philosopher and intellectual Noam Chomsky, has criticized the hype accompanying the debut of ChatGPT, dismissing it as “high-tech plagiarism” and criticizing the false promise of generative AI as incapable of ever being able to replicate everything that the human brain does. But while Chomsky is a ChatGPT bear, there are plenty of bulls prepared to hype the advent of the platform as representing a new dawn in the development of artificial intelligence.

Elon Musk, who co-founded the firm behind ChatGPT, has warned that AI is “one of the biggest risks” to civilization, albeit one that has great promise and capability. Others have seen the potential of ChatGPT as pivotal to the future of many different domains, from learning and education, customer service, and incorporated within future cars, to name but a few.

Please join us to debate this fascinating and topical issue, as our panel of experts seeks to answer the question: Is ChatGPT Overhyped and Overrated or Underhyped and Underestimated?

Tune in for this virtual Keynote Debate to gain insight into varied perspectives on this fascinating and cutting-edge topic, right from your own home. Future Keynote Debates to be announced in the coming months.

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Tufts University's Gordon Institute prepares engineers and STEM professionals to become technology leaders and innovators. Taught by renowned faculty with extensive industry experience, our graduate programs feature a combination of classroom sessions, real-world projects and team-based activities that empower students to make an impact. 

Graduates of the M.S. in Engineering Management and M.S. in Innovation & Management programs develop the technical competence, business knowledge and leadership skills they need to inspire teams, bring innovative products to market and advance their careers.

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