Is this the future of humanity?

Hello! This week we’re talking about ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence language model that’s taken the world by storm. But is the hype justified? And what can it do beyond writing poems about your favourite podcast? We speak to Rory Cellan-Jones, whose dog is also an internet sensation, about what ChatGPT is and whether it’s been trained on a pro-Ed dataset, to Dr Kate Devlin about what it means for education and whether we can trust AI, and finally to Andrew Strait about some of the ethical concerns surrounding ChatGPT. Can AI really make society better and fairer?

Plus: Where is Ed off to next on his culinary journey?


Rory Cellan-Jones, Former Technology Correspondent, BBC (@ruskin147 and check out the hashtag #SophiefromRomania to keep up to date with the latest doggie developments)

Dr Kate Devlin, Reader in Artificial Intelligence and Society, Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London (@drkatedevlin & @kingsdh)

Andrew Strait, Associate Director, Ada Lovelace Institute (@agstrait @AdaLovelaceInst)

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Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London

Visit the Ada Lovelace Institute’s Website

UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems 

Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind by Rory Cellan-Jones

OpenAI underpaid 200 Kenyans to perfect ChatGPT then sacked them 

Human-like programs abuse our empathy by Professor Emily Bender

ChatGPT used by mental health tech app in AI experiment

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