Past Event

Generative AI, Free Speech, & Public Discourse

February 20, 2024
11:00 AM - 5:15 PM
The Forum at Columbia University, 601 W. 125th St., New York, NY 10027 Auditorium

While the technology underlying generative AI has been decades in the making, to the public, the introduction of ChatGPT, Dall-E, and similar tools feels like a seismic shift in the relationship between humans and technology, especially technology used for expressive purposes. The emergence of generative AI models has been accompanied by predictions of dire harms, including a fresh deluge of disinformation, threats to free elections, and other attacks aimed at destabilizing democracies.

This symposium will bring together leading scholars and practitioners in computer science, law, communications, and policy to debate some of the biggest questions machine-learning tools raise for the future of public discourse, free expression, and democracy. 

Co-sponsored by Columbia Engineering and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. 

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Knight Institute and Columbia Engineering