Generative AI: How to Keep AI Human-Centric & Productive in the ChatGPT Era [VIDEO and SLIDES]

Usama Fayyad, Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Ken Church

In this webinar, experts from the Institute for Experiential AI (EAI) at Northeastern University explain how companies can use generative AI to boost productivity — while avoiding the existential consequences of deploying AI irresponsibly. 

The speakers cut through the hype around technologies like Chat GPT and walk through their limitations. Such limitations can lead to potentially serious pitfalls for companies, making it necessary to establish frameworks for deploying AI ethically. 

Specific topics include:

    °  Common pitfalls of today’s models, including hallucination and manipulation

    °  Uses of generative AI for companies in finance, law, medicine, and other industries

    °  A description of the kinds of problems models are well equipped to solve

    °  The importance of adopting a human-centric AI strategy

    °  Nine principles for responsibly developing and deploying algorithmic systems

    °  A framework for integrating those principles into businesses




Usama Fayyad is the executive director of the Institute for Experiential AI. Usama joined Northeastern University Khoury College of Computer Science as professor of the practice and the Office of the Provost as the Inaugural Executive Director of the Institute for Experiential AI. He continues as Chairman of Open Insights, a company he founded as a technology and consulting firm in 2008 after leaving Yahoo to enable enterprises to get value out of their data assets and optimize or create new business models based on the evolving economy of interactions. Leveraging open-source and Big Data technology with strategic consulting, Open Insights deploys data-driven solutions to grow revenue from data assets through Big Data strategy, new business models, data science, and AI/ML solutions…  read more

Ricardo Baeza-Yates is the director of research at the Institute for Experiential AI. Ricardo joined the Institute for Experiential AI after his role as Chief Technology Officer for NTENT, a semantic search company based in California. He is also a part-time professor at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, and the Department of Computing Science of Universidad de Chile in Santiago. He served as a founding director of The Center for Web Research at the Universidad de Chile until 2004… read more

Kenneth Church is a senior principal research scientist at the Institute for Experiential AI at Northeastern University. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has worked at AT&T, Microsoft, Hopkins, IBM and Baidu…  read more