Chat GPT and Other Creative Rivals recording now available


On 31st May and 1st June we held two days of talks and networking with experts from academia and industry on ‘ChatGPT and Other Creative Rivals’. Discussions included whether LLM are intelligent, whether LLMs are authors, and issues concerning policy and the ethics of LLMs.  The recordings of both days of the conference are now available to view below

LLMs are a new type of artificial intelligence that are able to generate text, translate languages, write different kinds of creative content, and answer your questions in an informative way. They are trained on massive datasets of text and code, and they are still under development, but they have already learned to perform many kinds of tasks that were once thought to be the exclusive domain of humans.
The conference brought together leading experts from academia and industry to discuss a range of philosophical issues surrounding LLMs, including:

•    The nature of intelligence: Are LLMs intelligent? If so, what kind of intelligence do they have?
•    The ethics of LLMs: What are the ethical implications of using LLMs? How can we ensure that they are used for good and not for harm?
•    The future of LLMs: What are the potential benefits and risks of LLMs? How will they shape our world in the future?

The conference will be of interest to philosophers, computer scientists, policy makers, and anyone interested in the future of artificial intelligence.

This event was co-organised by the Institute of Philosophy, SAS and the AI&Humanity-Lab at Hong Kong University.

Participating speakers

Rosa Cao (Stanford)
Herman Cappelen (Hong Kong)
Catherine Clark (SAS)
Josh Dever (Texas)
Anandi Hattiangadi (Stockholm)
Geoffrey Hinton (Toronto)
Jackie Kay (Deepmind)
Nigel Shadbolt (Oxford)

Murray Shanahan (Imperial College & Deepmind)
David Papineau (Kings College London)
Gary Marcus (NYU)

Postdoc speakers

Ryan Born (University of Texas at Austin)
William Chan (Southampton)
Karen Lancaster (Nottingham)


Day 1 – May 31

9.30                    Coffee & Welcome

10:00 – 11.15      Nigel Shadbolt (Oxford) - TBA

11.15 – 12.30      Rosa Cao (Stanford) - Do language models think and talk like we do?

12.30 -13.30       Lunch

13.30 – 14.45      Anandi Hattiangadi (Oslo) - What ChatGPT Doesn’t Know

14.45. – 15.00     Coffee

15.00 – 16.15      Murray Shanahan (Imperial) - Role-play with Large Language Models

16.15 – 17.30      Geoffrey Hinton (Toronto) - Qualia are the phlogiston of cognitive science

17:45 - 19:00     Keynote: Gary Marcus (NYU) - Title TBC.  (Presenting virtually)
Day 2

10:00 – 11.15      Josh Dever (Texas) and Herman Cappelen (Hong Kong) - ChatGPT Has Beliefs: Methodology and Arguments
11.15 – 12.45      Postdoc session

                          Ryan Born (University of Texas at Austin) - Originality, Forgery, and Irreplaceability: AI-rtists and their limits
                          Karen Lancaster (Nottingham) - “That’s exactly what they would have said!” Why AI should not be used to generate real people’s putative statements without their consent
                          William Chan (Southampton) - Powerful Chatbots and Liberal Education

12.45 – 13.45      Lunch

13.45 – 15.00      Catherine Clarke (SAS) - Absences, Ghosts, Ethics: Using AI to Re-Visit Gaps in the Historical Archive

15.00 – 15.15      Coffee

15.15 – 16.30      Jackie Kay (Deepmind) - Embodiment, Intelligence, and the Alien Creativity of Large Generative Models

16:30 — 17:45    David Papineau (King's College London) - The Coming Moral Crisis and What We Might Do About It