Hear AI experts discuss tech behind ChatGPT in Ann Arbor on Friday

Event will feature discussion with University of Michigan experts

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ANN ARBOR – Want to learn more about the origins of ChatGPT, how it works and where it’s headed?

The Ann Arbor District Library will host a discussion on Friday evening featuring AI experts from the University of Michigan about the highly intelligent tool that is known for writing essays, speeches, recommendation letters and more in a matter of seconds.

Among the topics that will be covered include ChatGPT’s abilities and limitations, how it tackles controversial topics, ethical concerns the tool raises and how society should prepare for the impact of powerful AI tools as they are deployed at scale.

The event is part of AADL’s “Friday Night AI” series, which is offered in partnership with Michigan AI Lab.

The free event will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at AADL’s Downtown Branch.

The downtown library is located at 343 South Fifth Avenue.

For more information, visit the event’s website.

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Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.