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Howard University Media Panel Addresses ChatGPT and AI


WASHINGTON – From chatbots like ChatGPT to virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri to books, term papers and self-driving cars and even graphic design, artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing everyday life. Howard University’s Cathy Hughes School of Communications will tackle the topic with the panel discussion, “AI’s Power: Truths, Myths, and Unknowns,” on Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m.   

“Artificial Intelligence is a driving force in social media and digital technology with immense power to potentially reshape communication,” said Ingrid Sturgis, chair of the Department of Media, Journalism and Film, and organizer of the discussion.  “Only a few people control AI’s development and there are substantial ramifications on culture and human interaction."

The panelists include Mutale Nkonde, the founding CEO of AI For the People, a non-profit communications agency; SOC professor Dr. Dhanaraj Thakur, research director at the Center for Democracy & Technology, where he leads research that advances human rights and civil liberties online; and Hilke Schellmann, journalist and AI fellow at the Pulitzer Center.   

AI are machines that can learn from experience, understand natural language and perform human-like tasks. Experts on the panel will discuss AI functionality that has both the potential to move civilization forward as well as worries that AI might turn into a nightmare without ethical considerations.   

The event will take place in-person 6 p.m. March 23 at the School of Communication, 300 Bryant St., NW. Room 100 

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Topic: AI Power: Truths, Myths and Unknowns 

Time: Mar 23, 2023 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

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About Howard University  

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced two Schwarzman Scholars, four Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American PhD. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu

Media contact: Sholnn Freeman; sholnn.freeman@howard.edu