Exploring the Capabilities and Potential of ChatGPT: A Deep Dive into Large Language Models and Interaction

Wednesday 8th February, 1.00pm.

Robert Recorde Room, Computational Foundry.

ChatGPT, a large language model developed by OpenAI, has the ability to generate human-like text, making it a powerful tool for natural language processing tasks such as language translation, question answering, and text generation. This talk will explore the capabilities and potential of ChatGPT and other large language models, with a focus on their ability to interact with users. We will delve into the inner workings of these models and discuss the challenges associated with training and deploying them, as well as the ethical considerations that arise when using them. Additionally, we will showcase examples of how ChatGPT and other language models are being used in industry and research, and discuss future possibilities for the technology. Attendees will come away with a deeper understanding of the power and potential of large language models and how they can be used to enhance human-computer interaction.

****NOTE: the title and abstract of this talk about ChatGPT has been generated by, you guessed it, ChatGPT. I indeed intend to talk about ChatGPT, but my title is: ChatGPT: tool or threat? Some thoughts on LLMs from an interactional perspective.****

About Joel:

Joel Fischer is Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, UK, where he is a member of the Mixed Reality Lab. His research takes a human-centred view on AI-infused technologies to understand and support human activities and reasoning. His research approach is multidisciplinary, drawing on ethnography, participatory design, prototyping, and studies of technology deployments, often with an ethnomethodological and conversation analytic lens. He is currently Co-Investigator and Research Director on the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems TAS Hub and a Co-I on the Horizon Digital Economy centre on “Trusted Data-Driven Products”.