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Tom Mitchell
Four Trends in Generative AI

Tom Mitchell: Four Trends in Generative AI
February 5, 2024
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On February 5, 2024, Tom Mitchell from Carnegie Mellon visited the Lab to talk about “Four Trends in Generative AI.” Watch video from the event below.


Generative AI systems such as ChatGPT represent an inflection point in technical progress in AI. They exhibit new abilities that were unpredicted just a few years ago, from passing law school entrance exams, to writing mathematical proofs in the form of poetry. Where is this technology headed? Although nobody can predict the future, we should still try. This talk will present four fundamental trends that will help shape the future of generative AI over the coming years.

About Tom Mitchell

Tom Mitchell

Tom M. Mitchell is the Founders University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where he founded the world’s first Machine Learning Department.  His research interests include machine learning, artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience, and the impact of AI on society. A current focus is on AI to improve online education, where his research has been deployed to computer learning environments that serve millions of students. Mitchell has testified to a variety of U.S. congressional committees regarding potential uses and impacts of artificial intelligence. He is currently co-chairing a U.S. National Academies study on AI and the future of work, and is currently chairing a task force studying Generative AI for the Special Competitive Studies Project. Mitchell is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow and Past President of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). 

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