Generative AI: What are the potential applications and ethical concerns? | In Focus podcast

Dr Matti Pohjonen speaks to us on how Generative AI is different from other kinds of AI, and the possible ethical concerns over the technology.

January 19, 2023 04:02 pm | Updated 04:02 pm IST

The past few weeks have seen tremendous excitement around generative AI. Names like ChatGPT, Dall-E, and Stable Diffusion are buzzing around, and start-ups in the Generative AI space are being flooded with multiple rounds of funding worth millions of dollars. Apparently, all you need to do is type a textual prompt, and you can have an original news article or a whole new painting ready in a matter of seconds.

So, what exactly is generative AI? What makes it different from the other kinds of artificial intelligence that we are accustomed to? What are its potential applications? And what are the ethical concerns over this technology?

Guest: Dr Matti Pohjonen from the Helsinki Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities (HSSH) at the University of Helsinki.

Host: G. Sampath, Social Affairs Editor, The Hindu.

Edited by Sharmada Venkatasubramanian.

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