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A conversation on artificial intelligence and how it’s impacting our lives

Anjana Susarla, Bill Hart-Davidson in the MSU Audio Studios
Russ White | MSU Today
Anjana Susarla, Bill Hart-Davidson in the MSU Audio Studios

We’re exploring the topic of artificial intelligence on this episode of MSU Today. We are we now? And what’s on the horizon?

The panel featured Bill Hart-Davidson, associate dean of graduate studies in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University and senior researcher at WIDE, and Anjana Susarla, Omura-Saxena Professor of Responsible AI in Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business.

Conversation Highlights:

(0:33) – What is artificial intelligence?

(3:07) – What’s good about AI and what concerns you?

(6:04) – What is AI’s impact on higher education?

(11:36) – Could AI lead to a “dumber” society?

(14:19) – When is AI a threat and when is it a new job skill people should acquire? What labor disruption is AI causing?

(16:38) – Is this the first time AI is threatening white collar jobs?

(18:34) – Talk about the new guidelines on AI issued recently by the White House.

(23:57) – What are some facts about AI you’d like to reinforce and what are some myths you’d like to dispel?

(26:40) – What has changed in the year since ChatGPT came out? What concerns you moving forward?

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