Demystifying Generative AI: The Signal in the Noise

Track: Keynote | K1 |
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Held in: Cedar/Pine, 2nd Floor
Jason Mars - Clarity Lab, University of Michigan

In an era where generative AI headlines have become synonymous with breakthroughs and fears alike, there is a critical need to discern fact from fiction. Beyond the glitz and glamour of deepfakes, AI art, and AI that can pass medical exams, lies a technological revolution poised to redefine how businesses operate and teams function. This talk will not only demystify the underlying mechanisms of generative AI but also offer a clear-eyed view of its real-world implications. Drawing upon deep academic insights and real-world experience operationalizing AI in the enterprise, Jason Mars unravels the promise and pitfalls of this disruptive force. As a professor of computer science, serial entrepreneur, and author of Breaking Bots, the Amazon best-seller, Jason will navigate the intricate web of generative AI, shedding light on the true potential and ramifications of this technology on the LocWorld community.

The focus of this presentation is on the evolution of generative AI as a force that does not spell obsolescence but opportunity. Jason’s presentation will explore the ways the nature of work is undeniably shifting but emphasizes it’s not towards a machine-dominated future. As we steer this technology, it’s paramount to adapt and redefine our roles, ensuring that we harness AI as a tool rather than perceive it as a replacement. Attendees will leave with an enriched understanding of generative AI’s landscape and an empowering vision of their place in this reshaped world of work. Join us on this journey to filter out the noise and tune into the true signal of generative AI.