Talk at 1014: What are the Consequences of AI?

What are the consequences of AI? Event poster March 13, 2024 © 1014 Inc.

As AI permeates both research environments and our daily lives, inquiries about its positive and negative impact are essential.

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Event Information

March 13, 2024, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

tenfourteen - space for ideas (1014 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028)
Organizer(s): 1014, DWIH New York

As artificial intelligence permeates both research environments and our daily lives, inquiries about its positive and negative impact are essential. What repercussions emerge from the widespread integration of AI? How can we maximize benefits and minimize potential risks? Esteemed physicist Jesse Thaler and IBM researcher Hendrik Strobelt shed light on these issues, drawing from their experiences in working with AI in the natural sciences. Watch the discussion on AI, ethics, and unpredictability as we consider the implications of AI in our rapidly evolving world. Moderated by Renate Kurowski-Cardello, President of the Kurt Forrest Foundation.

Doors open at 6:00 pm, event began at 6:30 pm. Followed by a reception.

Our Experts

Jesse Thaler
Jesse Thaler is a theoretical particle physicist who fuses techniques from quantum field theory and machine learning to address outstanding questions in fundamental physics. His current research is focused on maximizing the discovery potential of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) through new theoretical frameworks and novel data analysis techniques. Prof. Thaler is an expert in jets, which are collimated sprays of particles that are copiously produced at the LHC, and he studies the substructure of jets to enhance the search for new phenomena and illuminate the dynamics of gauge theories. He is also interested in new strategies to probe the nature of dark matter at the LHC and beyond, as well as in the theoretical structures and experimental signatures of supersymmetry.
Jesse Thaler, Director, NSF Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI) and Professor, MIT Department of Physics
Hendrik Strobelt
Hendrik Strobelt is the Explainability Lead at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab and Senior Research Scientist at IBM Research. His recent research is on visualization for and human collaboration with AI models to foster explainability and intuition. His work involves NLP models and generative models while he is advocating to utilize a mix of data modalities to solve real-world problems. His research is applied to tasks in machine learning, in NLP, in the biomedical domain, and in chemistry. Hendrik joined IBM in 2017 after postdoctoral positions at Harvard SEAS and NYU Tandon. He received a Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) from the University of Konstanz in computer science (Visualization) and holds an MSc (Diplom) in computer science from TU Dresden. His work has been published at venues like IEEE VIS, ICLR, ACM Siggraph, ACL, NeurIPS, ICCV, PNAS, Nature BME, or Science Advances. He received multiple best paper/honorable mention awards at EuroVis, BioVis, VAST, ACL Demo, or NeurIPS demo. He received the Lohrmann medal from TU Dresden as the highest student honor. Hendrik has served in program committees and organization committees for IEEE VIS, BioVis, EuroVis. He served on organization committees for IEEE VIS, VISxAI, ICLR, ICML, NeurIPS. Hendrik is visiting researcher at MIT CSAIL. (more:
Hendrik Strobelt, Senior Research Scientist, IBM Research & Explainability Lead, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

Moderated by

Renate Kurowski-Cardello
As President of the Kurt Forrest Foundation, Renate Kurowski-Cardello has been creating and supporting scholarship programs for institutions of higher education such as MIT, NYU and Washington University in St. Louis. In addition, she has initiated and sponsored numerous projects within teaching hospitals in Laos and Cambodia, as well as other educational organizations. Prior to her appointment at the Foundation, she founded RKC Productions, a television production company, where she produced news and magazine style pieces for Stern TV, ARD German Television and other media outlets. As a journalist, she started her career as producer at ARD German Television’s New York Studio. She holds a Master’s Degree from Ludwig Maximilian's University, Munich in Communication Science. Currently, she serves as Honorary Trustee at German International School New York where she joined the Board in 2006 and served as Board Secretary within the Executive Committee and later headed the Personnel Committee for numerous years. She also serves on the Board of Governors of Off-the-Record.
Renate Kurowski-Cardello, President, Kurt Forrest Foundation


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