Justin Carpenter in the GRADventure Blog discussing interdisciplinary debate

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Justin Carpenter, GI member and English PhD candidate, was featured in the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs blog this week recapping his GRADtalk from May 2017.

Last year, Carpenter was a co-speaker (alongside Audrey Chung, Systems Design Engineering PhD student) at "Beyond 60: The Promises and Realities of Artificial Intelligence" where he shared insights about AI driven by his unique research perspective.

Why recap an event that happened a year ago? Carpenter uses this platform to explain the power of interdisciplinary conversation and debate surrounding complex topics such as the ethics and societal impact of AI research:

My GRADtalks experience has shown me that every debate, even the debate around something as complex as AI, can be made more robust and interesting when people from different perspectives are asked to talk.  Speaking with Audrey has shown me that the Arts can have a valuable role in the machine-intelligent future, and not just one that rejects and condemns, but helps to shape this future.

- Justin Carpenter, from Gaining perspective through interdisciplinary collaboration

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